Tag: flowers

Plant Flowers, Attract Beneficial Insects

Plant Flowers, Attract Beneficial Insects

| June 27, 2018 | Reply

Plant flowers, attract beneficial insects Some new gardeners don’t realize the role beneficial insects play in the garden, nor, the necessity of planting flowers to attract them for a vegetable garden. I was just out on my back deck observing numerous bees attracted to our tree, which is in bloom. And while they were in […]

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English Countryside Through My Lens

English Countryside Through My Lens

| August 14, 2017 | Reply

I bring you the English Countryside Through My Lens. From May 21st to May 31st, 2017, I traveled in the U.K. My goal was to expose my readers to gardens and English countryside they might not otherwise see, or would like to see again. And being a member of Broadband TV, a YouTube partner, I have […]

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Home Ten Days and Off Again!

Home Ten Days and Off Again!

| June 29, 2017 | Reply

I was home ten days and off again for the Southeast. I had dreamed of making a trip to Europe to meet Late Bloomer fans. And that actually happened! I left May 21 and returned home on June 18th, with a stop in New York and upper Michigan at the end. I filmed a garden nearly […]

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How I Made the Most of New Years Day

How I Made the Most of New Years Day

| January 6, 2017 | Reply

You can see How I Made the Most of New Years Day in today’s vlog! I made this especially for my subscribers who are snowed in and unable to garden. We do have issues in California, but nice weather is not one of them. It is usually nice. We’ve had a lot of rain recently and more […]

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My Holidays with Perspective Message

My Holidays with Perspective Message

| January 2, 2017 | Reply

Did you catch my Holidays with Perspective Message? Outspeak put out a call for holiday videos with perspective, for example, how you are making the world a better place this holiday. “Outspeak™ is the online video network that empowers a new generation of digital voices, built for the opinionated, charismatic and informative storyteller.” This short video was my offering. […]

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The Vlog at 50

The Vlog at 50

| November 30, 2016 | Reply

Consider the Vlog at 50, actually 51. From my first vlog, shot, edited and uploaded from my iPhone on March 19th this year in Vancouver, British Columbia, to my “Giving Thanks” published just before Thanksgiving, I’ve made 51 video logs this year (not counting the 2-parter ready to upload tomorrow). Add the “Late Bloomer” episodes and […]

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Carob Oatmeal Gluten-free Cookie Recipe

Carob Oatmeal Gluten-free Cookie Recipe

| October 27, 2016 | Reply

In “Growing Loofa for Sponges” you will see that I offered my young neighbor Zachary a carob oatmeal gluten-free cookie after our work peeling loofas. Here’s the recipe. I hope you enjoy the episode and the cookies! Carob Oatmeal Gluten-free Cookie Recipe Ingredients 3/4 cup coconut sugar 1/2 cup butter or ghee 1 teaspoon vanilla extract […]

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Growing Loofah, or Luffa, a Race to the Top

Growing Loofah, or Luffa, a Race to the Top

| July 6, 2016 | 3 Replies

Growing loufah, or luffa, has a been a race to the top. The huge trellis between our garage and studio has been empty since I was forced to remove our 30 year-old wisteria vine last November. The massive trunk of the wisteria had moved the garage wall three inches and it was time to go. […]

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New Vlog, New Late Bloomer!

New Vlog, New Late Bloomer!

| June 26, 2016 | 1 Reply

I’ve got a new vlog, new Late Bloomer today for you! In case you are not subscribed to my YouTube channel, click this link and check out the new offerings. I flew over to Phoenix at the invitation of Jacq Davis whose permaculture-style Epic Yard Farm was thriving in 117° sizzling heat. There’s much more to […]

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Calm Before the Storm

Calm Before the Storm

| June 17, 2016 | 2 Replies

From the sublime to the worrisome, my garden on Sunday represented the calm before the storm. Full slideshow on Google+. My early morning garden vigil revealed the beginning of harvests to come, as well as problems. I’ve been spraying lemon cucumbers and tomato plants for weeks with milk and baking soda, trying to prevent and beat […]

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