An Alameda Garden: May 2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012


They may be prickly and a magnet for earwigs, but nonetheless I love, love, love artichokes! Debbie Arrington of the Sacramento Bee talked to me a couple weeks ago for an article she was writing on the subject and here it is, along with a mouth-watering selection of recipes. I missed getting a couple artichoke plants in the ground this spring, but they're definitely going in in the fall!

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Oh To Be in England Now That the Chelsea Garden Show Is There

Check out this video from the BBC about this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show. I particularly love that the gardens are actually outdoors--I don't know of any garden shows in the U.S. that aren't mostly indoors with really bad lighting. My favorite part of the video is, of course, the writer's hut in the middle of a garden but I also really love the Caravan Club garden that brings Shabby Chic outdoors. The whole show looks amazing and one day I really hope to be there in person.

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Win a Free Copy of California Fruit and Vegetable Gardening!

All this great weather is making me giddy--seems like a good time for a giveaway!  Want to win a free copy of my new book California Fruit and Vegetable Gardening? You can enter to win at my favorite book site, Click here to enter. The contest runs through May 31. (Note: Although I love to get your comments, leaving a comment here does not enter you in the giveaway. You have to enter at to be eligible.)

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