I’ll trade you a bucket of lawn for a bucket of pea gravel!

  These photos are from Houzz.com and  on occasion I will visit this website to be inspired when I am working on our Urban Potager. This spring I have been busy adding more edible plants and natives while learning to landscape with pea gravel. I have found pea gravel to work well in our urban oasis since…

Have you heard the news “Dirt is the new Prozac”

Just think dirt is the new Prozac! Yes, creating a garden in your city lot can help with depression and anxiety. There is scientific proof that it heals our mind! It is evident to those of us that grow plants or spend time outdoors that we feel better, but now we have scientific evidence that it…

Heirloom Petunias that are fragrant

California Giant Petunia is a beautiful old-fashioned petunia that I have planted the past few years. The photos below are from the heirloom petunias I grew in 2012. This year the seed I planted was not the same as this one in 2012, and they were not as beautiful or fragrant! Make sure you do…