Category Archives: gardening

yard rats.

The flowers in my yard are tired. Tired of blooming over and over, tired of the heat,  desperate for buzzing pollinators to notice them and produce future generations of geraniums.  Young and vigorous in the youth of April, now you can … Continue reading

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harvesting

Lots of walla walla sweet onions (thanks again Faye, for sharing your extra starts) I am going to process them all today and pop them in the freezer for months of delicious-ness. Apparently you can carmelize them with a cube … Continue reading

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gardening update

by Anne’s request-here is what I’ve been doing in the yard…I’ve been planting various pots to set on the patio. The planters I covet the most? Anything old, metal, rusty or galvanized. The pot on the table is a gray … Continue reading

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Priorities.

I like things tidy and neat but I’m not an immaculate housekeeper. The children might argue that point. They think I am a slave driver. These boys would insist that I am forever barking out such horrendous orders as “don’t … Continue reading

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kitchen garden

I am rearranging the kitchen garden quite a bit this spring! So far, between fits of rain, I have: 1. Dismantled two raised beds that were uneven. I need symmetry and they were quite wonky. (It is too a word. … Continue reading

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I’ll never be done.

with the yard, that is. It’s good and bad, really.I had big plans for my veggie garden, here. (photo from November. I will update with the “after” picture next week) I had even gotten kind of fancy and started calling … Continue reading

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overachiever.

what’s up with this one rogue seedling?!

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