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rosemary as a tree

Three-Year Blog Anniversary!

6 Top Notch Summer Annuals To Use In Hanging Baskets

47 Incredible DIY Fire Pit Design Ideas...

Backyard fire pit made with flower bed stones - no mortar necessary!

Camping 101: San Diego-area campsites for every degree of nature lover, from glamping enthusiasts to tree-huggers

What to plant near each other - Companion Planting Poster

Non-Profit Partnerships and Grants at REI

Plants have best friends just like people do. Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter, and basil makes tomatoes even tastier

For the Deck- Mosquito grass (a.k.a. Lemon Grass) repels mosquitoes | the strong citrus odor drives mosquitoes away--very functional patio plant, plus, the leaves make a great healthy tea, and the cut up stems are great in Thai dishes, like Tom Lum (coconut milk) soup.

old stool - remove seat - replace with pot

GENIUS…Line a pathway with rocks painted in glow in the dark paint. During the day they “charge” in the sun and in the evening they reflect the stored light. Rust-Oleum Glow in the Dark Brush-on Paint.

Remember though, different zones have different times of year to plant but this is a god guide!