Spending seven days in Southern California in the middle of July was enlightening. My youngest son and his family just moved into an older middle class neighborhood in Lakewood, CA. Even though the Fourth of July had been the week before, many of the houses were still flying the Stars and Stripes on their porches.
Ground cover plants are beneficial in so many ways. The foliage provides visual interest across hills, between boulders, and down slopes. They also reduce yard maintenance by fighting erosion and suppressing weeds. Here is the definitive list for local groundcovers grown in the brutal sun or dense shade. Many offer an evergreen solution to bare
STRESS!!!! We all feel stress now and again. Sometimes stress can become a habit of thoughts and emotion that can creep in slowly and become something more serious like anxiety, panic attacks, and depression. All of these things can hijack both your body and mind. Let’s take a look at how stress effects us. Maybe
While many deplored the use of vigilante justice that permeated many of the cities and towns in the early years of the western territories and states, there was often no other law or justice available. After the brutal dispatching of a robber and murderer in Montana in 1864, one of those present wrote, “The question
I remember when grocery stores were switching over to plastic bags and they would ask you “Paper and plastic?” As a young mom, it was almost the tipping point for a nervous breakdown. By the time I had navigated through 32 varieties of canned tomatoes, made budget decisions and evaluated if my kid really needed to
Before you plant a container garden, you need only four things: a container, soil, plants, and water. It can be that simple. Of course, things can get a bit complicated when keeping your plants alive and your container gardener thriving. Here are some points to help you when planting a container garden and keep it