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Backyard Garden Tour Continued - Garden Structures

Backyard Garden Tour Continued – Garden Structures

Continuing my detailed tour of our backyard garden makeover! This post features all of the various structures that we have in our garden.

The first structure is our big wooden pergola. My husband built this when we were at our old house that we were renting. He built is so that he would be able to take it apart and bring it with us. The diagonal pieces needed to be replaced, so my dad cut us some…

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Front Yard Garden Progress!

We have made some good progress on our project in our front yard garden! We have all of the grass out, and all of the new plants in. I have a mixture of drought tolerant plants mixed in with landscape succulents. There are also a few exceptions, like the Cecil Brunner climbing roses that I planted on the arbor (I am just crazy about roses, as you can tell from our back yard), and our fruit trees…

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How Huggies “Natural Care” Wipes Burned My Son’s Skin

How Huggies “Natural Care” Wipes Burned My Son’s Skin

I have very sensitive skin. I know many of our friends and family probably thought I was being a bit nuts when everything on our baby registry was organic and for sensitive skin, but I knew there was a good chance that our baby would end up with sensitive skin like mine. So far, we have been very lucky that he hasn’t had too many strong reactions to anything we have used on him. Normally, we…

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Read This Before Planning Your “Adults Only” Wedding

Read This Before Planning Your “Adults Only” Wedding

Recently, I have noticed a trend with weddings (at least the weddings in our family anyway). It seems that children are no longer welcome, and brides and grooms-to-be feel no shame in sending a wedding invitation and excluding family members under the age of 18. It seems that the idea is that people “deserve” a break from their children, and a wedding is the perfect time to “just get a sitter”.

I…

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Backyard Campout for Wildlife!

This is something my husband and I have been talking about doing anyway with our little guy, and now we have the perfect reason!

Backyard Campout for Wildlife!

This is something my husband and I have been talking about doing anyway with our little guy, and now we have the perfect reason!

Bug Off!

I have been having the worst time with pests in the garden lately! Any organic gardener will occasionally have to deal with a pest infestation, but things have been crazy lately. It all started with something as simple and seemingly harmless as a hummingbird feeder, and let to a very frustrating domino effect.

I started out hanging up a pretty blown glass hummingbird feeder on a shepherd’s hook,…

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Free Herbal Medicine & Eco-Gardening Classes in So Cal!

Free Herbal Medicine & Eco-Gardening Classes in So Cal!

If you are in Southern California (especially the South Bay area in particular), I have found a great lineup of free gardening classes coming up this summer!

freeclasses

The photo above shows one of my most recent projects…a new herb garden which includes a variety of medicinal herbs. More on that coming soon!

First up, is a class that I am really excited about…intro to herbal medicine at Sunflower Farms…

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Edison’s First Birthday Party!

Edison’s First Birthday Party!

I took tons of pictures at Edison’s first birthday party, and finally finished uploading them! :)

I wanted to keep the party simple and stress-free. We had enough stress and work just getting the garden ready, so I didn’t bother with lots of Pinterest type party details (doesn’t anyone else miss when kids birthday parties were simple and fun?!?). The night before the party, we were frantically…

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Here We Go Again….

Here We Go Again….

Okay, I will admit it. We are project crazy. We have problems bringing any project to completion because something else urgent always seems to come up. I know that’s typical with homeowners, but we take things to the extreme. :) We finally got everything planted in our back garden, and then we had that awful heat wave. I had been talking about getting rid of all of the grass for a while, but the…

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Garden Reveal!

Our backyard remodel has been a major undertaking. Way bigger than we would have anticipated. It has taken so much longer than we had planned, and there are still a lot of last details left to finish. When I made over our front yard two years ago, everything went a lot faster since I didn’t have a child to take care of, and I didn’t have my mobility and pain problems. Those two new factors have…

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Plants Are Like People…They Can Get Sunburnt Too!

Plants Are Like People…They Can Get Sunburnt Too!

When planning a garden, timing is crucial. It is important to plant in early spring or fall so that the plants can establish themselves before dealing with any extremes in heat or cold. The past couple of months, I haven’t done too much blogging since I have been so busy trying to make sure all of our new plants are comfortable in their new environment. With the exception of just a few plants, I…

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Edison’s First Easter Egg Hunt!

Edison’s First Easter Egg Hunt!

I have been so busy with finishing up all of the planting in the garden that I haven’t been in front of my computer for quite some time now. I am finally finished planting everything, so I am trying to get caught up with everything else now!

Last year was technically Edison’s first Easter. We came home from the hospital the evening before Easter, but we were all pretty exhausted and it wasn’t a…

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Free Ladybugs for Organic Gardening!

I love encouraging my readers to get interested in organic gardening methods, and I had to share this upcoming free event!

Free Ladybugs for Organic Gardening!

I love encouraging my readers to get interested in organic gardening methods, and I had to share this upcoming free event!

Weekly Dose of Edison – Behind the Scenes in the Photo Studio!

Things have been so busy around here lately that I have not had much time to blog.

Weekly Dose of Edison – Behind the Scenes in the Photo Studio!

Things have been so busy around here lately that I have not had much time to blog.

Garden Progress!

This project has taken way longer than we expected (of course), but here are some updates! We got everything prepped for our new ground covers. Part of the area will have artificial grass – the play area under the pergola that my husband made when we lived at our old house, and brought with us. The rest of the area will have flower beds, vegetable beds, and some type of hardscape in between.…

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