My adventures in a Zone 9 Southern California garden.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
A book for California Gardeners
I love checklists. I love knowing specifically what to do and when to do it and getting to cross it off my list. This book totally feeds that need for me! "52 Weeks in the California Garden" by Robert Smaus is such an incredible resource. The book is separated into the four seasons and each season broken down into weeks. The author gives such fabulous advice about your garden for every week of the year - everything from what to plant, what bugs to look for, even which weeds are coming and how to get rid of them! I have already learned so much about gardening in California and how to maximize our year-long opportunities for growing. There is something to plant nearly every week here, and this book is really helping me to stay on track with the calendar. According to the book, now is the time to plant perrenials, so I'm off to check out the garden center. Have a great day!
I am a mom and gardener in Southern California who loves to plant new things to grow and eat. My family loves to play and eat off the vine in the garden so we are totally organic. We really enjoy the beauty given to us from God!