Gardening

Who You Callin’ a Weed Wench

Who You Callin’ a Weed Wench

Attack of the brambles! See what I go through for a good berry pie. I recently received an email from a friend who has the greenest of thumbs. Michelle of Pacific Potager was sharing information about her latest discovery, the Weed Wench, a miraculous tool […]

Stoop With a View: Good Morning Bluebells

Stoop With a View: Good Morning Bluebells

Beautiful backyard bluebells My back stoop covers just about enough space to provide resting and reading room for one husky guy and two beefy bulldogs (given the pups opt to hold court on the lower step). A maple mantled in moss shades our eyes and a feeble rail triumphs as shelving for […]

Summer Harvest Begs an Extension

Summer Harvest Begs an Extension

  Heirloom tomatoes: Amish Paste, White Beauty, Old German, Pineapple, Hillbilly, Lemon Boy and Sugar Lump. If I left these on the vines, October rains would sauce them for me. Some days show up like a great performance; the key players tune up to bring […]

Horse Manure: Crappy Soil Amendment for Your Garden?

Horse Manure: Crappy Soil Amendment for Your Garden?

UPDATE: I wrote this post after an afternoon of major weeding. I would like to correct something. Horse, Cow and Chicken manures are awesome soil amendments, but should be properly composted to kill weed seeds and ready it for garden use. Check out these links […]

I Built a Fence That Fell From the Sky

I Built a Fence That Fell From the Sky

Sometimes beauty reveals itself in unexpected ways, other times it’s a familiar friend on my daily path. For the madrona trees that have stood witness to the lives and loves of this house over the last century, it’s both. As I’ve said before, they are truly […]

The Fountain Gurgles Again!

The Fountain Gurgles Again!

My garden fountain gurgling away as it should. The sun is out (May I hear an Amen!). My coffepot is yielding no more of its pricey brew. Boz and Gracie are resting on the sofa after an early morning of intense begging and need for post-Easter ham scraps. […]