The packets of sweet pea seeds are going fast with the morning coffees! Come in and pick up one for your garden. Just the right time in the Australian tradition of sowing your seeds on St. Patrick’s Day (17 March).
While the desert can offer ideal sunshine and temperatures for many plants, desert growing can be fraught with difficulties. Not enough rain, too hot, sandy soil - the list goes on. Thankfully these issues can be mitigated with compost. We’ve rounded up some tips in our most recent article How to Compost in the Desert. Link in bio! 🌵🏜
Flowers are without a doubt one of my favorite simple pleasures in life. Whether I’m picking up some fresh cut blooms from my local farmers market, spending the day gardening or enjoying a visit to Southern California’s Botanical Gardens, I am always in awe of this colorful and fragrant gift from Mother Nature. And with springtime finally here, I’m looking forward to all the pretty perennials that are currently in season.
Keep in mind that seasonal flowers vary depending on where you live. The flowers I chose below are all in peak season in California this time of year, but that might vary from coast to coast. Part of the magic of flowers is that they’re so fleeting. Your favorite flower might only be in season for a month or two each year, so it’s nice to savor it while it’s here.
My favorites are: Cabbage Roses + Dahlias + Ranunclulus + Peonies + and most of all Tulips! . .