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More pics from yesterday's tour of our back yard veggie garden ... here's a bit of what's currently blooming in our back yard: Though some people think it's strange -- or a waste of valuable food growing space -- I'm a cottage gardener at heart, and I love the look of flowers mixed in with [...]

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Today we got an unusual break from the Bakersfield springtime heat ... yesterday's high was 87, and today we only made it to 75, though it felt plenty warm in the sun while working in the garden this afternoon.  A strong breeze came up around 4:30, shocking the sunflowers I transplanted today, and knocking over the [...]


Two days ago, I began this new blog by writing about the evolution of our Bakersfield Garden, ending with relocating the whole shebang by building raised beds on top of the back lawn in early 2009. I thought it would be a good follow-up to show how well the garden grew that year, all because of [...]