Matilija Poppies

New painting Just finished this painting of Matilija poppies.  They have been blooming in abundance, and I love how ethereal they are, like big, showy crepe paper fried eggs, or angels blowing in the breeze.  It is oil on canvas board, 11"x14".  You can see a larger image on my website: http://mmissman.com/matilija_poppies.html Save

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DIY All Purpose Non-Toxic Garden Spray

Keeps most pesky issues under control, safely In my last post, "Tomatoes, Finally!", I shared my discovery of my "perfect" garden spray for most issues, like mildew, aphids, spider mites, and other issues plaguing my organic garden.  Here is the recipe.  I would love to hear your favorite concoction, so please share in the comments! … Continue reading DIY All Purpose Non-Toxic Garden Spray

Tomatoes, Finally!

Winning the spider mite battle with DIY safe spray You’d think it would be easy to grow tomatoes.  We’ve been trying for years, unsuccessfully.  At least Steve has been trying.  Steve kept thinking it was a virus, and tried all types of plants and soils.  All with the same deaths. Last year I was determined … Continue reading Tomatoes, Finally!