Gardens of California ® LLC
Bridget Guzzi, Owner
Garden fresh and clean. Build from the soil up for an outstanding harvest.
Find balance and peace through gardening.
Trace your vegetable and fruit footprint to your very own home.
Engage in community gardens if you want some company.
Grow one .. grow two .. grow three favorite tastes.
Incorporate native wildflowers and herbs for teas, tinctures and everyday cooking.
Listen to this marvelous voice: ONE HOME and COMMUNITY GARDEN AT A TIME with Dr. Vandana Shiva
Then there are weeds. In my garden weeds are hand pulled, dandelion, Taraxacum officinale with Beethoven, crab grass, Digitaria ischaemum with Iron Butterfly and bristly ox tongue, Picris echioides, with continued versions of "If I had a hammer" running through my head.
California poppies, Eschscholzia californica grace my garden at will, and are welcome as long as there is room at the inn. All said, I have learned and come to accept that I will never be weed free but I will be weed controlled. It is important to control weeds so that you reduce the nutrition loss from the soil that your selected plants need.
Please take the time to educate yourself about clean gardening. Share what you learn with your neighbors, those whom you work with and meet. I suggest starting with a read on Atrazine. It is not a pretty story but a great teaching story. Also, you may preview the documentaries listed on the web site. I almost guarantee you will see the correlation and call / need for home edible gardens. There are numerous sources on the internet and in bookstores. Support conscientious educators and authors, those who really get this. Stay diligent, gardening without abuse of chemicals is very possible, I know, because I have done it for years. I still have so much to learn and am forever thankful to all who work to this end and share their knowledge willingly with me.