Words and photography go together like homegrown tomatoes and fresh mozzarella. At least, they should.
purple coneflower, up close
gray hairstreak butterfly
tomatillo - the first of the summer
pollinators can't seem to resist butterfly gaura, a native plant
little green bug on a gerber daisy
tomato hornworms may be pests, but at least they are attractive pests
praying mantis or ET?
morning sunlight transforms swiss chard into vegetable stained glass
the distinctive spots are obvious on this Carolina mantis
Carolina mantis, chilling on a spicy globe basil
Hello, and welcome to the Outlaw Garden! My name is Cristina Santiestevan, and I’m the outlaw gardener. I break the rules by growing vegetables in the front yard, even though my HOA (homeowners association) says “no.”