This week in the garden: (last week of June 2022)

It finally got warm around here. A little too warm. Near (or slightly above) 90 at our home three days in a row. Not today, of course, when I had planned a little garden tea with my mother and one of our children! Today we’ll be lucky to reach 70. Still, the warmth was wonderful […]


Today in the Garden (publishing late – actual date enabled for viewing was 8 June)

Yesterday we worked for several hours. Today we were supposed to go to a soccer game (OL Reign) in Seattle, but my darling Tom looked at me and observed that it was a very good day for gardening and we had a lot of plants that needed attention. So we worked in the front/entry garden […]


Avoiding the brachiosaurs in the room…

The third quarter of our school year is almost at an end. But that’s not what I want to write about. There is a war in Eastern Europe, started by a madman with access to nuclear weapons and a previously demonstrated and re-confirmed complete disregard for the lives and safety of his own citizens, let […]


Today in the Garden (Life with Birds – and Squirrels)

Last Wednesday, while we were out looking for a few last-minute grocery items (eggs, cilantro, etc) we stopped by the local Wild Birds Unlimited (a chain of franchise stores, our local one has been around for a very long time). The people there are always so kind and knowledgeable. Tom had been in a couple […]


Garden in Winter, Heralds of Spring

The garden right now is in that stage between dormancy and exuberance. Here and there, small reminders that Winter is not forever, and Renewal lies around the corner. It has been a strangely dry winter, mostly mild despite the weeklong snow in January. Today, March 4, I took a few pics around the garden. Though […]


Garden Improvement

Well, it only took eleven years, but here is our latest gadget for the garden.  We saw it on sale at woot.com several weeks ago, but it only arrived last week.  Tom and the kiddo finished putting it together Friday night. As you can see, Lucky is very interested in the entire process.  And the […]


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