Thursday, April 17, 2014

Little Helpers

Even we can't do all the work that Nature does on her own. Nature provides us with little helpers to take of the garden while we are away. 


This little ladybug is well on her way to eating all the pesky aphids that like to appear on some plants. 


Compost provide essential nutrients for plants to grow healthy and strong. This worm loves to help out in our garden- not to mention he enjoys his free meals. 

Dog, a man's best friend, like to keep us company occasionally in the garden. 

And of course, there are usually the more curious animals that like to see what is going on in our garden.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

A KEY to Our Success

An essential part of our garden's success is the members of the community that are willing to donate their time and efforts into improving our club. A few of Corona del Sol's KEY Club members spent their Saturday morning helping out in the garden.

In the photos above, and below, these volunteers were leveling a portion of the garden so that it could be ready to inlay the ceramic students' mosaic tiles.

They also helped build another raised garden bed.... 


..and new seedlings were then added to the filled garden bed. 

Thank you to Corona del Sol's KEY Club for taking their time and improving the garden! 


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Big Things Often Have Small Beginnings

All things have to start somewhere. For these plants, they began as little seedlings in packets.


From there, they grew into juvenile plants stretching to reach the sun. 



Now, they have grown profusely and demonstrate a strong will to thrive in their environment. 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Raising beds

It's time to try an alternative method of planting our produce.  My most dreaded enemy, the grass, and its friends, the weeds, took over the nice rows we planted with peas, kale, etc.  I did not have it in me to try planting in rows again, so we are solarizing instead. 


 And a raised bed is now in place.  


Along with a watering system that will make it self-sufficient once hooked up onto a timer.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Simple Things

Even the simplest of things can have beauty in them and make us happy in their own special way. Here some wonderful young artists are putting mosaic tiles together:




These special little mosaic tiles now call our garden home:



Art belongs everywhere.




Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Paving

Good thing rustic is a favorite look for me. I can go rustic when paving areas that will improve the look of the garden.



 And paving will definitely control the weeds and grass, my dreaded enemies.



Sunday, March 16, 2014

Cosmos


In the eloquent language of flowers, cosmos flowers symbolize peace and tranquility. 


Now that it is almost spring, the flowers have bloomed and seem to be telling us that they are calm and happy in the garden.