This plant is from last summer and it's still producing. I saved the seeds three years ago from tomatoes from the market.
Who is MrsBud? A dear late friend and boss nicknamed me 'MrsBud' in 1986 and it stuck. My license plate has been 4MRSBUD since 1988. My husband Richard and I even owned a chain of MrsBud's Florist shops in Sacramento the early '90s. I was born in Glendale, CA, in 1957 (hence the Twitter handle @MrsBud57). I grew up in a working-class neighborhood on the Glendale/Burbank border during the 1960's. Richard and I were married in 1983 and live in NW Los Angeles County. My professional background is in book publishing, having started in college textbook production in 1978. I had a very successful (but stressful) career and semi-retired in 1996. Richard is a newspaper publisher in the South Bay of L.A., and we have published and sold newspapers and magazines over the last 30 years. I still do freelance editing and production from my home office graphics studio. — Chris Budman (MrsBud)
Gardener’s Bookshelf: Country Gardens, Spring issue
One of my favorite garden-related magazine subscriptions is Country Gardens. The Gardener's Bookshelf this month (page 108) offers a curated list of wonderful titles, reviewed by Ken Druse. We offer these through our bookstore, MrsBudsBooks. The links below take you to the site. Some titles also available as eBook. Snowdrop, by Gail Harland BUY HARDCOVER BOOK … Continue reading Gardener’s Bookshelf: Country Gardens, Spring issue
Greetings from SoCal
It looks like 2017 is going to be a great year for Bougainvillea.
First Baby Spotted in Nest
Here is the first official baby Red Tail Hawk picture of the season.
When I was old enough to think about such things — maybe age 30 or so — I dreamed of having a small fruit orchard.