What’s your get-ready-for-rain routine?

waterbarrelWe’re ever hopeful that we’ll get some rain.  Here in L.A., deep into this historic drought, that still remains a big hope!

But each time the weather forecasts call for precipitation, I run around doing my routine … garden tools away, close the sheds, buckets and wheelbarrows inverted.  Here are a few special ones … Continue reading “What’s your get-ready-for-rain routine?”

What benefits does your drought-tolerant garden provide?

A California Natives garden can be a beautiful haven for bees, pollinators, butterflies, beneficial insects, birds, and urban wildlife.

An edible garden can feed you and your family, perhaps with extra to share with your neighbors and the food pantry too. A drought-tolerant edible garden boosts the nutrition in your food, provides you with exercise and fresh air, helps reduce your food miles, and can sequester carbon (which helps to reduce global warming).

Just remember:

Gravel + suck-ulents do not equal sustainability.