We’re building a lot of stone walls this year. When we first had the lawns and beds installed we didn’t have the time and money to build the bed walls that we wanted so we used the black plastic edging to keep the grass out of the beds (sort of) This year we’re replacing the […]
Last week in the garden we had: Daisies everywhere. The pasture is covered with them. On the west side of the house we have the slender deutzia in bloom at the back of the herb bed. And sea pinks surrounding the inceeasingly tall lily stalks. My peonies are almost ready to bloom. Actually this picture […]
From someone else’s garden. Here in Oaxaca you can buy flowers from vendors in the Zocalo. 45 pesos gets you enough baby gardenias to fill two glasses. Heavenly.
Yesterday I hung the bird feeders for the first time this fall. One hulled seed tube and one thistle tube at the edge of the front yard next to a thicket of evergreen trees. An ideal spot. I had put off filling the large sunflower seed feeder (off to the left and not visible in […]
It snowed last night. This morning it’s bright and cold (27). This is my idea of what winter should look like.
Now that most of the snow is melted it’s time to have a good look at the garden and assess the damages. There aren’t really any surprises. Most of the damage was done by the very cold temperatures on Dec 19th (10.4F) and Dec 20th (4.1F) Among the casualties: I don’t know if the euphorbia […]
I have added an instance of Zen Photo for Ms. Shoes. The first album is a set of photos that I took this morning of birds visiting our bird feeders. (yes that is snow, again.) Click on the picture to go to the gallery!
From QFC this morning:
Happy Mother’s Day weekend. Gardening season now begins in earnest in Pugetopolis. We did our part to add to the mayhem. Beginning with some additions to the kitchen garden. A couple of serrano chiles, four basils and an even dozen random lettuce plants. If we cut only a couple of salads a week this will […]
Today we declared a scavenger hunt day. We have a list of things we’d like to have for the house but haven’t found just the right one yet. We were wildly successful. Our last gazebo was destroyed by the snow last winter. We finally found a gazebo/screen house that was small enough for the spot […]