Plants for the shade, plants for the winter, plants for the long haul.
I seldom love plants that just up and croak after a few years. I save my deep emotions for those that are with me for decades in some cases and, in others, will see me out. In 1986,...Read More»
This is the time of year when the burgeoning garden becomes just a bit overwhelming. Also a bit overwhelming are the weeds that come right along with it, of course. Probably you have noticed this? You feel you need a machete and scythe in your rounds of...Read More»
“There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort” – Jane Austen
Circumstances so arrange themselves that, on the longest day of the year, we find ourselves deep in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, at the foot of the...Read More»
June, of course, brings some of the finest days of the year for the garden and the gardener. Today, it is simply spectacular outside, a brilliant summer...Read More»
As a rickety-backed, finger-blistered, knee-knackered, weed-whacked veteran of the Backyard Wars, I have considerable experience and some strong feelings...Read More»
Capture nature in the most natural way possible, yet with artistic feeling.
Influenced historically by Shinto, Buddhist and Taoist philosophies, Japanese...Read More»
Whether you’re an amateur gardener or a seasoned pro, technology can help you play nice with Mother Nature. These smart gadgets harness the power of the...Read More»
Has this ever happened to you? The other day I walked into a busy Starbucks for a latte and the barista asked the person in front of me in line her name...Read More»
Recently, our family made the great pilgrimage that many other families have made before us, to worship at the awe-inspiring shrine of the Alaskan...Read More»
It's never too late to take up gardening, but you don't have to be a novice to make mistakes! Here are 10 common backyard blunders to avoid.
Blunder #1:...Read More»
While puppies are no doubt adorable, they are also prone to getting into piles of trouble -- in some ways, not so different than a toddler. If you're...Read More»