californiagarden Photos & Videos

14 hours ago

Reminder: simple is good. Sun ripened heirloom tomatoes ✔️ Organic extra virgin olive oil from Ojai ✔️ Fig infused balsamic vinegar aged 18 years, from Ojai ✔️ Sea salt ✔️

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19 hours ago

Hopefully there’s enough beauty here to overlook the mess in the background. I’ve got stacks of little pots that have been asking for their very own succulents but first I need to figure out where they’ll live in my garden. Aren’t the Sea Dragons so neat? . . . . #succulentsofinstagram #rsblooms #thesucculenthobbyist #succulentgarden #succulentlove #succulentobsession #californiagarden #bayareagarden #succulentaddict #succulentarrangement #pottedsucculents #succulentlandscape #succulentlover #suculentas #succulentes #sukkulenten #suculentasycactus #succulentobsessed #succulentsonly #succulents #Cacticacti #realsimple #sunsetmag #imsomartha

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19 hours ago

First #cosmo not sure if it is truly native but it is from a Cali native mix. but still no news about horticulture job, interview was on Sunday. They must just be busy... #californiagarden

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23 hours ago

That advice to “grow it on a trellis so it grows straight” doesn’t work 100% of the time. 🤣 No worries though because these cukes are for fresh eating, not pickling, so it really doesn’t matter what shape they are. The only thing that matters is the taste, and these Suyo Long’s from @bakercreekseeds are DELICIOUS. The hubs and I have decided that these are in fact, the best tasting cucumber we’ve ever eaten. The kids are gobbling them down with hummus or even plain. The flavor of this Chinese heirloom is crisp and light, and the seeds are minimal. This is going on our Always Grow List. It was also our earliest cuke and most productive so far. In many locations you could still plant one if you hustle! . Remember to be on top of picking your cucumbers. Even if you aren’t ready to eat them, harvest them as soon as they are ripe. Cucumbers will dramatically reduce production if you leave ripe fruit on the vine. . I am so looking forward to our future Greek salads with these as soon as our tomatoes come in! 🤤 . . . . . . . . . . . . #cucumbers #suyolong #heirloom #urbanhomestead #permaculture #veggiegarden #strawbalegarden #californiagarden #gardeningwithkids #urbanorganicgardener #backyardtotable #eatmoreveggies #thehappygardeninglife #amazinggardener #gardeningtips #growfoodnotlawns #urbanhomestead #mygardentoday #santacruzca #backyardgarden #permaculturedesign #homesteading #growyourownfood #organicgarden #organicfoods #digginginthedirt #sustainablesprout #homegrownveggies #passthehummus

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1 day ago

I just picked these beauties. I love the green zebra #tomatoes !

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1 day ago

My Pink Princess just unveiled a new leaf!

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1 day ago

Watermelon peperomia 🍃🍉

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1 day ago

Holey moly! Monstera adansonii

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1 day ago

Sunflower and bee 🐝

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1 day ago

Who doesn’t like Kevin ( @epicgardening )? This is just a little bit of the #instalove that came from him. Go check out his profile and YouTube channel.

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1 day ago

Another before and after, this time of our front yard patio. I love this space and how it really feels like an extra room. This area has our hibiscus, daylilies, annuals...basically everything that requires more care and watering 🌸

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1 day ago

My Phoenix flowers that were brown and crispy last summer have come back to life in a kinder gentler area of my garden 👩‍🌾 Beware plant labels that call for full sun. Full summer sun here in the middle of California is a whole different beast 😡 I'm so glad I took a chance and gave these beauties a chance to thrive 🌿

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1 day ago

This Aji dulce is just starting to ripen.

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1 day ago

I rescued all the fruit from the #garden this morning before the temps reach 108°! I also dug up the most unproductive of all my potato plants and found a huge ant nest in its root mass! Ants are my biggest pests this year and these ones were mean! I also gathered ground cherries, peppers, chamomile, tomatoes, long beans, zucchini, cucumbers, yellow crookneck squash and a few nasturtiums! #howdoesyourgardengrow #backyardgarden #gramyourgarden #gardening #growyourown #everyonecangrowtheirown #growsomethinggreen #californiagardener #cagrown #urbangarden #growfood #organic #harvest #epicgardening #thehappygardeninglife #homegrown #veggies #growsomethinglovely #californiagarden

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1 day ago

What a treat it was to come across this beauty while running around town yesterday. This Dudleya was easily two times bigger than my head. I wish this picture captured how absolutely impressive it was in person. I love the floral accents around it, too. . . . . #dudleya #rsblooms #thesucculenthobbyist #succulentgarden #succulentlove #succulentobsession #californiagarden #bayareagarden #succulentaddict #succulentarrangement #pottedsucculents #succulentlandscape #succulentlover #suculentas #succulentes #sukkulenten #suculentasycactus #succulentobsessed #succulentsonly #succulents #californianativeplants #realsimple #sunsetmag #imsomartha

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1 day ago

Here is a close up of the “Peruvian Aji”. I don’t see any corking but it may be too hard to see since they are so light in color. It may not show until they ripen to red.

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1 day ago

The #cucamelon plant suffered in the recent heatwave but it seems to be recovering. I should have seeds that I will plant out soon.

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1 day ago

I wanna see how big this #zucchini gets in a week.

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1 day ago

A couple of black beauty #eggplants are just hanging out. These may get clipped tomorrow but I may just wait til next week.

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2 days ago

Look at this sweet little semp and all her babies!🤪 She deserves her own planter to help her babies grow*😚 #happywednesdayfriends

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2 days ago

What a difference a few months can make. 👉🏼 Swipe to see before and during pics. 👩🏼‍🌾This yard will is still a work in progress, but I’m so happy with what it’s becoming. We had a lawn that we let die with the years of drought, and it was the best decision we ever made. Most of what I planted in its place is either native or drought resistant because my plan is to have a mostly self sufficient border that requires minimal watering even in our 100+ days. The hummingbirds are loving all the flowers, and I can’t wait to see how it looks next spring after I fill in a lot of the empty spaces🌸 The dirt area in the middle was full of crabgrass, and that’s a 🤬🤬🤬 so I’m watering well every week, digging up what starts to grow, rinse and repeat until nothing pops up. Big plans for this area after🤗🤗

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2 days ago

This is one of the main reasons why I plant buckwheat, the bees LOVE it. It’s also a super fast growing and well behaved cover crop that can inhibit weed growth, and once it goes to seed it is a yummy and nutritious snack for my hens. Buckwheat honey is also delicious 🤤 🐝 . . Pictured here under asparagus ferns. . . . . . . . . #savethebees #plantforpollinators #buckwheat #beelove #urbanhomestead #permaculture #plantlady #californiagarden #perennialgarden #urbanorganicgardener #thehappygardeninglife #amazinggardener #growfoodnotlawns #urbanfarm #womengardeners #santacruzca #backyardgarden #beepic #honeybee #permaculturedesign #homesteading #organicgarden #pollinatorgarden #sustainablesprout #flowergarden #covercrop #farmstead #pollen #mygardentoday

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2 days ago

The most gorgeous, dewy tomatoes courtesy of a Maine rainstorm. A Maine-storm! (🍅 credit to @stormgeneral )

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2 days ago

Maine blueberries...doesn’t get better than this! 😋

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2 days ago

Drooling over @stormgeneral ’s gorgeous backyard garden in Maine. Full of zucchini, greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, and herbs all surrounded by oodles of blueberry and raspberry bushes. HEAVENLY!! 😍

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2 days ago

Hey party people in #Florida ! Get on the app and swap some veggies. There are not that many of you guys there. Get to the AppStore and Download Now!

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