Category Archives: plants

FURTHER PROOF OF CONCEPT

Red winter wheat garden, grown in composted soil under some leftover Agribon floating row cover, no watering. Grew in very thick and strong, photo doesn’t quite do it justice. The cover kept birds from eating the wheat seed, mice and … Continue reading

Posted in garden, homesteading, North Joshua Tree, plants, Stewards of the Coyote Valley, Sunever Farms, water | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

WORKING FOR THE FUTURE

Shoot. 60-mile wind blew down my yurt greenhouse. Yeah it was meant to be temporary but still, bad timing as we’re below zero most nights. Got all my little babies inside the house til Feb. I say: 2016 be gone! … Continue reading

Posted in plants, Sunever Farms, yurt | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

STEPHANIE’S BEEN VISITING NURSERIES

Stephanie says: “I’ve been to some dreamy nurseries over the past few weeks sourcing plants for the Sunever Farms food forest. This one is Randy Myers Nurseries in Sky Valley (wholesale, but in his words ‘I’ll sell to anyone who … Continue reading

Posted in Joshua Tree, plants, Sunever Farms | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SEED GATHERING IN THE WASH

May Day! What a beautiful morning wandering through nearby washes gathering seeds. I’ve never seen this much abundance. While gathering native seeds for propagation or other uses, I’ve been working on a new approach I’m learning from folks in the … Continue reading

Posted in flowers, permaculture, plants, Sunever Farms, wildflowers, wildlife corridor | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

AT THE WATER AWARENESS GARDEN IN LUCERNE VALLEY

When I die bury me under a ‘Royal Purple’ Smoke Tree (Cotinus coggygria). As seen at the Water Awareness Garden (created by the Desert Crossroads Garden Club). One of the many secret pleasures you’ll find in the very small farming … Continue reading

Posted in plants | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Fremont’s dalea going spectacular in the wash

Just down the dirt road from us, this bush has bloomed into a striking indigo entity erupting in a sandy wash. Photos taken with phone, so not the best. Sorry! Fremont’s dalea: wikipedia

Posted in Fremont's dalea, plants | Tagged , | Leave a comment

PROPAGATING PINYON PINE IN PERLITE

The rare Pinyon Pine. Extremely difficult to propagate. In the fridge for 4 weeks with moist perlite. Fingers crossed… More: http://instagram.com/suneverfarms

Posted in plants | Tagged | Leave a comment

NEW CABIN PROGRESS

We’ve begun renovation work on our recently purchased third cabin property, which we bought at a County tax sale. The five-acre site and cabin have been cleared of stuff left by previous owner/occupants that was beyond repurposing: broken roof tiles, … Continue reading

Posted in garden, humans, plants, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Notes from early springtime

Spring came three weeks ago, definitively. A bit early. Some people didn’t trust the warmth would stay, but it has. Hop-hop, the local one-footed wild roadrunner, reappeared after being absent for months, looking healthy. [That’s him pictured above.] He got … Continue reading

Posted in apple tree, bats, birds, cactus, calendar, cat, coyote, green shack, greywater, hyacinth, permaculture, plants, pond, rabbit, weather | 1 Comment

BONFIRE SEASON HAS BEGUN

We’re legally required to clear dead wood from within 100 feet of freestanding structures, as it’s a natural fire hazard. We can do that easily in the autumn (that is, after November 1) when we’re allowed to resume having fires … Continue reading

Posted in plants, sunset | Tagged | 4 Comments