Growing Lavender in Aeration Pots

Tonight, I transferred my 3 liter lavender plants into 1 gallon aeration pots. It took 5 minutes.  It was so easy! I have 4 plants that I bought last year and kept in the original plastic containers.  I was able to harvest a good amount of lavender which I’ve since used for a homemade sugar…

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A Visit to the Nursery

It is spring and I’ve got roses on my mind! What a beautiful day it was here in Union City, CA.  The sun was shining and there was not a breeze in the air.  It was hot.  It felt like a perfect 74 degrees. How else better to spend a spring day than a trip…

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Is Harlow Carr Dead?

My mom asked me if my roses are still okay, knowing that I had neglected them the last couple of months. “I think so.”  That was two days ago. Today, I’m not so sure.  So off to Google I went.  I entered “dead rose bush.”  I went to the images. Well, this looks familiar.  Sigh. …

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Pruning Roses is A Lot Like Trusting the Lord

This past weekend, I pruned my roses.  I am a little late; it is now March.  Time simply got away from me.  However, it turned out that it is still okay to prune roses in April, according to the David Austin website.  And since he only produced the best roses in the world, I trust…

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Spring Rose Pruning Time!

I’m a little behind on pruning my roses this year so I am so happy to read on the David Austin roses website that it’s OK to prune roses well into spring, even in April, after there are 4 – 5 inches of new growth.   I’m going to tackle this task today in order to…

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