By Richard Flowers, ACCNP-Green Thumb Nursery-Ventura For centuries the Japanese have cultivated the potted botanical wonder called Bonsai. The literal translation of Bonsai is "tray culture", but the word more broadly refers to bringing a desired part of nature into the home. The popular art of putting a tree in a pot originated over 1,300 […]

Top 10 Best Indoor Hanging Plants

Written by Elizabeth B. What makes the best indoor hanging plant? With so many creative options for “hanging” plants indoors nowadays, the answer to that question really comes down to your effort and experience level as a gardener. Hanging baskets are always a winner, but with a little design inspiration and the right tools, you can suspend […]

Italian Meatball and Goat Cheese Flatbread

Ingredients: 12 cooked Italian meatballs frozen 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1/4 cup red onion diced 1 garlic clove diced 1/2 cup red sauce more if you like it saucy 4-6 ounces goat cheese crumbled 1 tablespoon fresh basil 1 piece Stonefire Artisan Flatbread Instructions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare flat […]

Creamy Asparagus Soup with Turmeric Pesto

Ingredients: 1 tbsp organic unsalted butter or olive oil 1 small leek, white part only, thinly sliced crosswise 2–3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, divided 2 cups cauliflower florets 1 tsp ground turmeric ½ tsp ground black pepper 1½ lb asparagus, trimmed and roughly chopped ½ tsp sea salt Turmeric Pesto ½ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf […]

How to Water Succulents

Written by Elizabeth B. There’s little not to love about succulents. With hundreds of varieties to satisfy every gardener’s taste and space, you can’t go wrong. Well, unless you don’t know how to water succulents, of course.   These unique plants grow in arid environments with high temperatures and low rainfall. Like cacti, they’ve adapted to […]