The Arboretum has a super display of bonsai. This is one of my favorite pictures of the bonsai I saw today at the Arboretum.
I’d pick up bonsai as a hobby, except that I’ve exceeded my lifetime limit for new hobbies. I love the look of the copper wire that molds the branches [...]
We replanted the entire garden some weeks back (due to invasive, and thoroughly evil, grass). Here are some progress photos to show how far we’ve come, and how much further we clearly have to go!
This is our sole squash plant. It blooms in yellow every evening as the cool weather approaches, with the [...]
With the garden coming along, it’s time to think about what to do with harvested herbs. This super neat sun-drying frame seems like a good, and inexpensive, plan.
This evening I made seed strips for the garden. Here’s how!
I gathered together a cutting board, some seeds, a freebie real estate newspaper, and a bowl with a thin water and flour paste mixture. The flour and water paste mixture should be able to “bead up” when dripped from a spoon onto newspaper [...]
We had dinner tonight with Ren (and her kids), Alice (and her husband and kids) and me, Moira, and Trevor. Marc stayed home since he was actually still utterly full after our late lunch.
Over dinner, when I finally moved from the “kids table” to the one where the rest of the parents were sitting, [...]
I finally put the starts that Ren and Bleu left us in the garden this morning. (I have a great theoretical fondness for the “Kill Your Lawn” idea – but only if I can also have a vegetable garden.) Our 4′ x 8′ raised bed (similar to what this website sells – but much, [...]
Ren and Bleu came today and built me a 4′ x 8′ container garden of my very own. (In exchange I’m doing their taxes – barter, ftw!) The garden is based on the Mel Bartholomew’s Square Foot Gardening.
It has done nothing but rain since the garden box was built, so photos will have to [...]
So I’ve not been feeling as hopeful lately (something my dear husband not only puts up with well, but actually works still to soothe and comfort – he’s a good, good man). Part of me is being worn down by the effort of figuring out in what way each position I apply for is a [...]
The farmers have been working overtime to bring in a huge harvest of grapes. They taste just like grape juice!
These bushes have just grown and grown since we moved in. At first it wasn’t even obvious that there were flower bushes under this window and now, as you can see, its overwhelming in its abundance.