How to turn on and off the sprinkler. Winterize and Spring turn on
This is the first year that I’ve waited until middle of July before turning on the sprinklers. With a very wet Cool spring, there was no need for extra irrigation. But today’s the day.
Today life seems evermore a rushing river. You start days in a rush to get a mornings work in before the hunger and the lull of siesta calls. Our days end with ever louder traffic. Unbeknownst to us, they raise the speed limit and our quiet corner of the world is gone. Rush hour keeps […]
Our days end with ever louder traffic. Unbeknownst to us, they raise the speed limit and our quiet corner of the world keeps us from hearing our neighbors only a yard away. Its critical to restore balance Seeking a traffic review. Wadsworth is labelled as a parkway alongside our neighborhood. JeffCo Roadway Plan JeffCo Streets […]
This is a nice tutorial on how to create a gravel path that stays in place. The big deal is the tamping and a good tamper! A natural low profile path The path found by Pam Penick on an Austin Garden Tour in 2008 has the lines I’m looking for. Here flagstone is upended to […]
What makes a garden calming? What makes a garden exciting? There are numerous ways to achieve both in your garden. The calm Japanese gardens in Zen Buddhist monasteries are purposely planted to calm the senses to enhance the meditative state. In Chinese tradition this would be the yin, the quiet, the winter, the shade. A […]
A look to 2007 and the beginnings of a journey to the garden border. This place was much more bare than I remember it. This was 12 years already. Today, plants and weeds too overflow everywhere… an urban lot on the precipice of maximum habitation. Though within some bounds. Nothing is more centering to the […]
It’s hard to remember the patch of dirt, trash containers and Rock wasteland that welcomed, or should I say scared visitors in my backyard. Today it’s an ever evolving combination of late spring and summer blooming plants that grow where they seeds of the previous year land. Few are the black-eyed susans… While echinacea and […]