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DIY ideas to inspire you all year for your California home and garden.
  • Rose Garden

    Full Sun Project   Roses thrive in our California climate. Many California homes have beautiful rose gardens. Whether you enjoy the fragrance wafting through your garden, or cutting roses and bringing them indoors, having roses in your garden is a real treat. So often we see those gardens designed with roses as [...] Read Full Article
  • Fresh Blueberry Pie

    Blueberries are full of antioxidants and taste great by the handful. Enjoying your blueberries is as easy as pie. Baking this delicious pie will fill your home with sweet-smelling berries and impress your friends and family. This is a perfect pie for the summertime and tastes great when served warm or [...] Read Full Article
  • Blueberry Recipes

    Here are a couple recipes that would be a great with your fresh blueberries from your garden! Also learn more with our Blueberry Plant Guide and How-to video    Read Full Article
  • Houseplant Garden

    Indoor Project Add a fresh touch to your home with a garden filled with a mix of blooming and colorful foliage plants. This indoor garden combines the long lasting blooming Anthuriums with trailing variegated Pothos and Lime Dracaena in a textured basket. Rather than plant these houseplants directly in the basket [...] Read Full Article
  • Succulent Pumpkin

    A fun way to decorate a pumpkin is with succulents! We've had so much fun hosting classes showing how to decorate pumpkins with succulents this fall! If you missed our classes... here's the 'how to'.   What you'll need: heirloom pumpkin (flat pumpkins work best) reindeer Moss adhesive gluelLiquid or cool temperature glue gun [...] Read Full Article
  • Pumpkin Topiary DIY

    Create a pumpkin topiary that will last throughout fall. Play with different size pumpkins to create a topiary to fit your space and décor style. Directions: 1. Choose 3 heirloom pumpkins in varying sizes that are somewhat flat on the top and 1 ‘pumpkin pie’ pumpkin. 2. Get a pot that is slightly smaller in diameter than [...] Read Full Article
  • Herb Garden Tower

     Full sun project Project time: 45 minutes Plant a stacked herb garden using several containers and you can have a mixed herb garden nearby even in the smallest spaces. Choose pots in 3 sizes. Fill the largest pot ¾ full of potting soil. Tamp down the soil to make it firm, add [...] Read Full Article
  • Simple Succulent Container

    Sun Project Project time: 15 minutes Put together this simple and easy succulent container for yourself or as a gift. Add a seashell from your recent trip to the beach to personalize it. Fill the container 2/3 full of Cactus and Succulent Potting soil. Remove the succulents from their pots (mix and match [...] Read Full Article
  • Garden Party Centerpiece

    Full Sun Project Project time: 30 minutes Celebrate spring with a garden party! Invite your friends and family to an outdoor celebration and dress your table with this beautiful flowering centerpiece.  For this project choose a wire basket. Line the inside of the basket with green sheet moss. Overlap the moss to completely cover [...] Read Full Article
  • Home-Grown Caprese Salad

    Enjoy the fruits of the garden with this easy to make fresh, bite size caprese salad. The perfect appetizer or salad for summer cookouts. Ingredients Sweet 100 or Cherry Tomatoes Fresh Basil Fresh Mozzarella Cheese Olive Oil Fresh Cracked Pepper Toothpicks   Directions Pick the cherry tomatoes from your garden, or in a bind cherry tomatoes from the store, and [...] Read Full Article
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