September Garden Checklist 2022

September Garden Checklist 2022

September Garden Checklist 2022 August Garden Checklist Sow seeds for native spring wildflowers -cover with ¼ inch playground sand (washed to remove weed seeds) Check irrigation system to ensure water is coming out at expected rate and all lines are clear Keep...
Consider Visiting A Botanical Garden

Consider Visiting A Botanical Garden

Consider Visiting A Botanical Garden Living in the in the Desert Southwest provides several months of comfortable travel when the rest of the country is too cold and wet to enjoy being outside. One delightful way to enjoy this time of year is to visit botanical...
Down and Dirty with Rachel

Down and Dirty with Rachel

Down and Dirty with Rachel Whenever I tell people I moved here from Arkansas, I almost invariably get a response along the lines of “That’s a big change”. Yes and no. The sun is undoubtedly stronger, and it is drier here. Chile is king. I feel weird walking through...
Garden2Table – Can I Freeze Squash?

Garden2Table – Can I Freeze Squash?

Garden2Table – Can I Freeze Squash? Can I Freeze Squash? From:  Kellogg Garden July 2022 Blog Bring a hint of summertime into your meals throughout the entire year by freezing squash and preserving at its peak of freshness. No matter what kind of squash you harvest or...
August Garden Checklist 2022

August Garden Checklist 2022

August Garden Checklist 2022 August Garden Checklist Songbirds go silent – for the season – the day after the first full moon in August (Aug. 11, 2022). Harvest the garden. Plan to replace non-drought adapted perennials in the garden. Plan now – plant early October....
Down and Dirty with Rachel

Down and Dirty with Rachel

Down and Dirty with Rachel The other day, I was looking up at the great cottonwood tree in my courtyard, listening to the gentle melody of wind chimes. Peace washed over me. But mixed with this peace was sadness. The cottonwood’s gnarled branches and scars of branches...