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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
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11 Dec 2011 2 Comments
in Garden Design, Garden Projects, Photography, Succulents, water wise garden Tags: Chicweed Garden Store, nadia san diego garden blog, San Diego garden shops, Shopping on Cedros Street, Solana Beach Tourism
Chicweed in Solana Beach, CA is AMAZING! This outdoor garden shop on Cedros Street is a succulent lover’s paradise and a designers inspiration. Potted succulents and landscape design are their specialty with the potted succulents made on site at the outdoor potting bench. Look around and you will find living Christmas ornaments, outdoor rugs, bistro tables and outdoor showers made with mosaic tiles. The following photos will tell it all… check this place out and then have lunch or dinner down the street at the Wild Note Cafe, I promise you will not be disappointed!
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”.
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17 Sep 2011 2 Comments
in Garden Design, Garden Projects, Living Healthy, organic gardening, Photography Tags: Create outdoor candle light, DIY garden lanterns, DIY votives, garden candles, garden lantern, holiday gifts, Mason Jar votives, nadia's san diego garden blog
♥ Garden Lanterns and Votives can add a bit of charm to any garden or patio area and they are easy to make.
Table top or hanging, here are some creative ideas I found on several DIY Blogs.
Any of these can be created to enhance holiday decorating too or given as gifts.
Halloween Votives: DIY BLOG directions
* Use transparent stickers and glitter glue to decorate a re-used food jar or mason jar.
Frosted glass on mason jars: Follow directions on how to create these by following this link: DIY Lanterns.
These lanterns look great during the day too:
Photo credit to : http://hearttheday.blogspot.com
07 Sep 2011 Leave a Comment
Garden Feature Today:
Sharing another blog link that featured my succulent gardening and landscaping.
This blogger’s mission is about ” Sharing her passion for design, interiors, art, travel and photography.”
Thank you for the “shout out” and for sharing the beauty of drought tolerant landscaping
25 Jul 2011 1 Comment
♥ I first fell in love with Plumerias “Frangipani Trees” when I went to Hawaii on a summer vacation. Taking in their fragrance in their native setting is something to put on anyone’s bucket list. I purchased a little plumeria stalk at the airport in an envelope sized plastic case and without any effort stuck it in a pot in the backyard when I got home. The following summer came the first pinwheel bloom and I have been collecting and growing plumerias ever since.
This year I decided to fertilize my plumerias every 3 months throughout the year and then 2x a month during the growing season. I have listened other plumeria experts give their advice on low feeding and I had very partial blooms the previous year from too little feeding. This year was different though and by increasing the feeding I in turn received an abundance of blooms.
I have them decorating and creating amazing aromas all over the house in flower frogs.
Tips for Plumerias: not expert advice, only what worked for me this year.
1. Lots of water: 2 to 3 times a week . On average they grow best with 1 inch of rain per week. In California we have to simulate the rain with the hose.
2. 10-30-10 fertilizer: Feed every 3 months and 2x a month in the growing season.
3. Keep plumerias in 40 degree or above temperatures year round. This is a tropical plant.
4. Well drained soil. They grow great in pots.
5. 6 or more hours of sun per day. Some partial shade is ideal.
6. Spray with soap spray to rid of pests.
Best tip: Go out and get some plumeria plants, put them in pots and enjoy them!
♥ a garden blog ♥