My daughter is out back yelling at the birds for stealing her, "big fat strawberry."
Not all prickly pear cactuses bloom at the same time. Many are different colors. This early bloomer lives in a wild, empty lot a few feet from our rental house. Continue Reading →
A few weeks ago, I volunteered at my son’s school to help his class fill huge flower boxes. The flowers had to stay close to the edge so the kids Continue Reading →
Moles – with the help of rabbits, birds and rats – have killed my garden. I don’t mean they killed a few plants here and there. I mean, utter destruction. Continue Reading →
Nothing quite matches the orange intensity of the Mexican Bird of Paradise, which grows well in the Arizona desert. This one is at our community garden plot near Scottsdale Community Continue Reading →
My daughter, Lael, loves okra. In one sitting, she’ll polish off two bowls of the gooey stuff as long as I microwave, steam or fry it and put on a Continue Reading →
A gardener next door to me grows grapes primarily for looks and shade over a garden arch. Who gets to eat the thousands of luscious fruits? The birds, of course!
I wanted to give readers an idea just how tall the sunflowers have grown at my community garden. I thought the best way would be to lie down on the Continue Reading →