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...
Am I behind?

Am I behind?

Sometimes you keep waiting for a moment to cut back, weed, move, etc. Then all the sudden it is too late. What to do?   Should I just leave it or should I cut it back and just deal with the consequences? It is always a dilemma in gardening. This year it has been the...
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...

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