Natural Christmas

Natural Christmas

I thought you might enjoy what I’ve been up to instead of blogging.   I love blogging but these past couple of weeks the effort required to get my clients set for the holiday season has made it hard to keep up with the blog. Each year I am love bringing the outside...
The Building Season

The Building Season

It has been warm still in the Pacific Northwest, last week still in the upper sixties and warm at night too. Two days of light frost had no effect on the garden except the tomatoes. Leaves are still on trees and things are not completely dormant yet. But Winter is...
2016 Gardener’s Wish List

2016 Gardener’s Wish List

Yep already it is that time of year.   Gardeners like me are still running out and working in the garden when we can.  We are planning for the spring, looking at seed catalogs, and wondering what changes we are going to make next year.  Help a gardener out this year...
Plants I Dig: Pumpkin Season!

Plants I Dig: Pumpkin Season!

My yearly pumpkin experiments have developed as my garden develops.   In previous gardens the pumpkins did not do that well.  I was lucky to get one or two medium sized pumpkins.  My current garden has much more space and a good place for the vines to rambling. ...
Mason Bee Harvest: 2016

Mason Bee Harvest: 2016

This has been a good year for my mason bees and they were fabulous in my garden. The apple trees were loaded with fruit and the veg garden did well. Now It is time to harvest the bees again this year. One of things I did different this year was to use cardboard tubes...