The homeowners wanted to keep the guest house and main house spaces visually connected, but they liked the idea of keeping both spaces private, so designers added a small wall made of stucco to complement the design of both homes. Then, they lined the crushed limestone walkway with desert plants to create a connected, elegant design for both houses.
This tomato is a literal buffet for insects, including slugs, pillbugs and sowbugs. Heavy rainfall led to tomato cracking, and then bugs moved in to take advantage of the free food. To deter these insects, stake tomato plants so fruit is elevated and off the ground. Gather fallen fruit, removing it from the tomato growing area. Sprinkle diatomaceous earth or essential oil-infused natural bug killers, which typically have an inert base of materials like crushed limestone or peanut shells.