Raised Bed Gardening

Raised Bed Gardening

As I wait for the seeds to arrive it’s time to start working on my garden beds. I choose to use raised bed gardening for my vegetable beds and have helped many customers to do the same. Raised bed gardening has several advantages. They give a greater depth of soil...
Green is the Color of Spring

Green is the Color of Spring

While I wait for the seeds I ordered to arrive, while I wait for bulbs I planted to come up, while I wait for it to quit raining so I can start working the soil, I can enjoy the colors of green. It has been an incredibly rainy spring so far. Yes, you say it always...
Silver Frost Garden Art

Silver Frost Garden Art

Winter solstice is an amazing day. This is the shortest day of the year and here in the Pacific Northwest it is really short. The day starts at 7:55 am and finishes at 4:20. The eight hours and 26 minutes seems shorter still if it is cloudy and the sunrise and sunset...
November Gardening

November Gardening

Extreme weather is starting to be the no around here! What a blustery rainy way to finish the year. It is good to see snow in the mountains and the rivers rushing through the woods. This is a time to remember, with thankfulness, the bounty of the summer and share a...
2015 Fall Checklist

2015 Fall Checklist

After a terrific summer fall seems to be hitting me hard. I HATE wearing socks, putting on long sleeves and even wearing long pants again. Even though I love being a ‘Child of Winter’ (Warren Miller ski film term) I think I may also be a Child of Summer. The winds of...
Name That Plant: Orange Answers

Name That Plant: Orange Answers

Yes, even pumpkins can be beautiful. I love orange in the garden and even when I’m growing pumpkins I enjoy the color.   This fabulous thing is a Warty Thing Pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima). Yes these are giant and lovely, a great eating squash and good for pies. Could...