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Link to Garden and Bliss
I am still transitioning into the new blog site and working out the new formatting.
In the meantime- here is the link to my new blog
16 Dec 2012 1 Comment
This year has been a minimal garden blogging year for me… but lots of beautiful things still growing, sowing and enjoying. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and blessings to you and your families. Enjoy your garden moments and live each day beautifully! 2013 will be a change to a new garden blog called : Garden and Bliss. We will see what is in store for the new year soon!
26 Aug 2012 2 Comments
Backyard gardening is the most rewarding in the summer when vine ripe tomatoes and everything else in the garden grows with ease.
Container Gardening with Plumerias in Full Bloom:
Growing extra to share with neighbors and friends is essential.
A gift that is always appreciated and well remembered.
Photo below: Desert King Figs (picked today) stuffed with Goat Cheese.
From Garden to table:
Lemon, Anaheim Peppers, Banana Peppers, Beets, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes and Apples all grown organically and picked ripe.
* Thank you Jill for the gift of this new wire basket for my vegetable garden!
19 Jun 2012 2 Comments
Summer is here and my garden is up to some magic again! This is year # 3 for my blueberry bushes and the maturity of these bushes are offering an amazing harvest. A few helpful hints for enjoying these blue beauties. For San Diego area and growing zones 7-10 purchase Low Chill blueberries such as Southern Highbush: Sunshine Blue and Sharp Blue are the varieties I planted in barrels with a drip water system. Acidic soil is the essential trick to a good harvest, I use azalea soil and add peat moss throughout the year. Toss in saved “used” coffee grounds each month and place at least an inch of compost to cover the soil. Planting several varieties in close proximity also helped, they seemed to attract more bees this year. Low chill blueberries bloom and fruit all year-long. Also, placing rubber snakes in and around the barrels diminished my bird problem.
If you are a “snack while you garden” gardener like me then this is the ideal fruit for you! It’s kind of cool getting full on blueberries Happy Gardening!
25 Dec 2011 1 Comment
Merry Christmas and Happy Gardening.
Wishing Peace, Joy and Gratitude today to all.
Linus and the True Meaning of Christmas
Charlie Brown: “Isn’t there ANYONE who knows what Christmas is all about?!?!
Linus: “And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.’ And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.’ ” (Luke 2:8-14)
“You see, Charlie Brown—that’s what Christmas is all about.”
21 Nov 2011 2 Comments
♥ At the Encinitas Fall Fair this past weekend a few vendors got clever with succulents and seashells. These were created by “Plant Kreations”.
18 Nov 2011 1 Comment
in Garden Design, Garden Projects, Living Healthy, organic gardening, Succulents, vegetable garden Tags: green walls, Living Wall, nadia's san diego garden blog, vegetable garden walls, vertical landscaping, woolly pocket
The benefits of vertical gardens can be limitless. Indoors it can be the ultimate organic wallpaper, or a way to infuse more oxygen in a closed environment. Outdoors, a vertical wall adds more square footage for growing greens or simply creates a living wall. These are some of my favorite photos from the web and garden tours around San Diego. One of the most popular methods of creating vertical greenery on a wall is with : Woollypocket.com This web site has everything you need to get started on this project.
I am continually inspired by plants and the unique ways that they can add to your life
Thanks for visiting!
03 Nov 2011 Leave a Comment
What to plant in November:
BEETS – BROCCOLI – BRUSSEL SPROUTS – CABBAGE – CARROTS – CAULIFLOWER – CELERY – COLLARDS – ENDIVE – KALE – KOHL RABI – LETTUCE – LEEKS – ONIONS – PARLSEY – PARSNIP – PEAS – RADISH – RUTABAGA – SPINACH – SWISS CHARD – TURNIPS
Broccoli and Rosemary planted in a sunny area with good drainage.
Cabbage and Dill planted in fertile soil in cooler weather.
Celery with anything that enjoys being watered well!
Peas and Turnip are a great pair to grow together.
Brussels Sprouts and Thyme
Beet and Mint
Check this out → A fun and creative guide to companion planting: Companion Planting Guide: Soil Mates by Sara Alway
11 Oct 2011 2 Comments
in Garden Design, Garden Fruits, Living Healthy, organic gardening, Vegetable/ Herb Garden Tags: nadia knows gardens, organic gardening, raised garden ideas, San Diego garden blog, sugar baby watermelon, watermelon
♥ SUGAR BABY WATERMELON ♥
These melons were started as small plants vs. seeds in wine barrels with the vine trained to grow over the barrell and on to the ground. If your garden has space limitations then growing the vines on the ground and along pathways may give your vine plants that extra room needed for meandering growth.
* When a watermelon is ready to be picked it should be ripe and ready for eating. Have you heard that watermelons do not continue to ripen off the vine? This was new information for me so I’m waited to harvest these beauties. Watermelon should have a dull colored rind and a brown dried stem when it is ready to be picked. Watermelon are heavy feeders meaning they need steady watering. The soil needs to be rich and fertile with a healthy amount of calcium in the mix. Trellising is also an option by using small fabric slings to support their weight as they are suspended in the air. Coastal San Diego gets a lot of overcast days with sunny and warm days leading into October creating a late growing season for my melons.