From My Garden to Yours

Welcome to Our Garden

We're so glad to see you!

We hope that you'll find our tips, advice and even our failures in growing and cultivating will be helpful in your yard. We grow countless traditional garden favorites along with many California native and/or drought-tolerant plants. Be sure to share your insight and experiences by commenting on our posts. We're in full fall garden planting mode! There is so much to get into the ground and containers. Lots of volunteers, like poppies, are already poking up. We started with many types of bulbs, but especially excited about creating bulb lasagna containers to keep and for gifts.

Garden Journal

September 22, 2019

Spring Blooming Bulb Lasagna

It’s time to get started on planting my spring bulbs which I usually plant as a single variety. This year, I’m trying out bulb lasagna with a variety of bulbs in one container. It’s easy! Just layer the bulbs according to recommended depth. This can be done directly in your garden or in a container.

California Garden Tour
February 17, 2019

California Garden Tours & Events Spring 2019

I can’t get enough of garden tours! They are so inspirational and provide so many ideas for what I can do in my yard. Plus, many are staffed by experts who can answer questions and provide guidance.

Pink & Yellow Gladiolus Blooming in Garden
February 09, 2019

Gladiolus

Gladiolus is a summer blooming corm and best planted in early spring. In my zone (9b), corms are typically planted starting in February. Though the corms start to sprout in my yard in December/January. In colder zones, wait until your soil is workable in early spring. Your gladiolus will bloom in about 60 days or so after planting.