Las Trincheras - level terraces designed to get rainwater to slow down and soak in

I’ve been telling myself that I needed to get back into the regular tending of my garden… truth is that it’s been seriously neglected since around the April 2011 CicLAvia. I spotted California poppies blooming already yesterday… which tells me that I do need to get plants going. In this part of Southern California, it’s easy to garden year round… other than it being difficult to get stuff started during the heat of the summer. Winter and Fall gardening work well… and late Winter and Early Spring are the best time to get plants going for a productive Summer.  (more…)