02 Jan 2012 Leave a Comment
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.”
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
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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
25 Sep 2011 2 Comments
September 20, 2011
Last May, when New York City workers were planting a tree on the traffic island in front of the salon where he’s employed, Victor Rueda asked them if he could contribute his own plants, including some sunflowers, to the small plot of land. They agreed. Ever since, Rueda has cultivated the garden as if it were his own, protecting the tall sunflowers from the recent hurricane by tying them with nylon thread to keep them from blowing over.
The tree planting effort is part of New York City’s Greenstreets program, launched in 1996 as a partnership between the Department of Parks & Recreation and the Department of Transportation. The citywide program’s goal is to convert paved, vacant traffic islands and medians into green spaces filled with shade trees, flowering trees, shrubs, and groundcover.
In April 2007, Mayor Bloomberg announced PlaNYC, a blueprint for New York City to attain sustainable growth and improve the quality of city life. PlaNYC includes a number of groundbreaking greening initiatives, including planting street trees in all possible locations, creating 800 new greenstreets, and reforesting 2,000 acres of parkland. Mayor Bloomberg has dedicated $391 million over ten years for these initiatives, and also funded an additional 156 staff and $4.6 million in new forestry and horticulture maintenance funds to support these greening efforts. The city’s plan did not include citizen gardeners like Rueda: he’s just doing it out of the goodness of his heart.
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
01 Sep 2011 Leave a Comment
September Planting Guide for So. CA
Herbs ♥ Vegetables ♥ Flowers
FLOWERS: My garden is now a permanent home to flowers. The Zinnia’s and Dahlia’s are coming to their seasonal end with Sweet Pea and Snapdragons waiting to be planted in September. Flowers are a great way to add color to the garden when rotating crops and seasonal vegetables create a sparse landscape.
September Flowers: African Daisy, Bachelor Button, California Poppy, Flax, Foxglove, Marigold, Pansy, Petunia, Snapdragon, Stock, Sweet Pea, Verbena, Viola, Wallflower.
September Herbs: Marjoram, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Thyme
Vegetables: Beans (bush), Brussels sprouts, Carrot, Celery, Fava Beans, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Onion sets, Radish, Swiss Chard.
* Remember to mulch even in the cooler months ahead.
* Check for feeding (fertilizing). Azaleas, cyclamen, roses and fuchsias this month.
*Plant perennials. Plant sweet peas the first week of September (specifically the early variety: Mammoth, Early Spencer or Multiflora).
*referrences from Pat Welsh’s Southern California Organic Gardening Book- a month by month guide to gardening in Southern California.
* Think good thoughts when gardening and they will grow
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14 Aug 2011 1 Comment
How many super foods can you grow in your own garden? The super food lists usually boast about 20 beneficial foods to incorporate into your diet. Super foods are high in anti-oxidants, high in fiber, low in fat and overall the most nutritional foods ounce per ounce.
According to resveratrol.com: Super Foods, also known as anti aging foods, are foods high in antioxidants as well as high concentrations of crucial nutrients that have been proven to help prevent and in some cases, reverse the effects of aging.
- avocado, broccoli, onions, peppers, soy, spinach, and sprouts, hot peppers, leeks, daikon radishes
- açai, apples, blueberries, pomegranates, pumpkin, kiwi, oranges,and tomatoes
- wild salmon, turkey, eggs
- beans, barley, seeds, nuts, lentils, oats, walnuts and buckwheat
- cinnamon, dark chocolates, garlic, honey, extra virgin olive oil (“cold pressed”), sea salt, yogurt & kefir
- sea vegetables, irish moss, umeboshi plums, wheat grass, miso
- red wine, green tea and water were also on this list.