Garden Progress

It is almost the end of the 3rd year of Gardening at Beach Road house.   It is amazing to look back on the last three years and see how the garden is developing.   I do much of the work myself so, even though I know a guy, I don't have the luxury of paid help except...

Easter Gift of Plants

It is always a struggle to find something to give to a 16 year old for Easter... Dress? No GMA. Little white gloves, hat, chicks, bunnies, stuffed animals? No GMA. This girl doesn’t even like candy that much. A Starbucks card is good but pretty ordinary. So, this year...

Sunny Day

Today we are supposed to have sun.  The sky is getting lighter and I saw the moon last night.   This may seem silly to many of my readers out there that see the sun and the moon numerous occasions throughout the winter, but here in the Pacific Northwest it has been a...

Snowdrops: Yes Spring Is Coming

Finally we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, or should I say light in the sky for longer periods of time.    Many gardeners  say that winter is the best season.  I tend to agree but this year, I’m so done with it.   Left over plants from the garden show...

Under Cover Winter Veg

Picking out a clear plastic container out of my fridge that, having gone unnoticed, now contained liquefied salad greens I swore it could not continue... The beds have been cleaned out and waiting for this horrible winter to conclude but still it remains in the 30’s...

2017 Garden Show FAQ’s

We are about a week out since we were at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show so we want to take some time to share with you the most frequently asked questions we answered at the show. The item in this garden that we answered the most questions about was the bottle...

Indoor Gardening – January Beauty

Cold is still gripping the outside with frost that doesn’t melt off in the daytime and ice on the ponds, even the Koi pond!  Raking the debris from storm damage has broken my bamboo rake while the leaves and branches remain stuck to the ground.  Time to turn my...

Cold Weather With A Vengeance

Seems strange that winter technically started on December 21st.   It felt like winter before that but now it is really winter. Comparatively mild at 45-50 degrees before the solstice the temperatures have dropped and stayed cold. Very seldom do we get to see...

Winter Garden Tasks

Now that the dead trees are gone from the front of the driveway I need to put in new screening trees.  Having a large space to work with gives me the opportunity to finally get some of the large trees I’ve been wishing for. Large trees are best viewed from a distance....

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