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 […]
This year saw unintended permaculture experiments, and one in the making. I never installed the replacement soaker hoses in the flower bed. Instead of trying to salvage what couldn’t tolerate the semi-arid conditions it became another experiment in conservation. Next spring I will take inventory of what comes back. I do not intend to water […]
endemic (∃) adj. Prevalent in or peculiar to a particular locality adj. Ecology Native to or confined to a certain region. n. Ecology An endemic plant of animal. Our little red headed bird with a pretty yellow chest was here a bit ago. And the hummingbirds are back. I hope the neighbor has really taken […]
Man the older I get. I’ve wasted two and a half hours of my morning looking for earphones. Really, is that the best use of my time? I wander all over never quite organized. Having a greenhouse that keeps all of my seed stuff in one place would be awesome. Right now my incubators are […]
I would think a garden by it’s nature is a story. It’s a thought you can touch. Perhaps it’s what’s missing. That is what I said probably a week ago. After a few days of letting this kind of thing sink in, I do have a story. It’s mine. I was just thinking about how […]
2017 has been a year of such deep darkness. With no energy and no light to find my way out, my garden suffered much neglect. And like my internal world, the garden now has more empty shadows. The fencing on the south side has created a line that has stunted most of the plants used […]
I saw this picture I took a few days back and it’s the perfect back drop for a saying that speaks to me.
Long lists. Many hours. Planning, scheduling, bending, lifting. But I once again have my garden ready to enjoy. And it couldn’t come soon enough! The gardener can’t rest until the plants are watered, birds fed, and the vision meets the envisioned. This year The afternoon view in mid-July at 5PM in the afternoon. This picture […]
There is nothing like the feeling when the garden is just clean enough to warrant a rest. After a couple years neglect, the walkways needed a good clean and weeds were everywhere. This morning I sit happily after many hours of work.