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 […]
It was great to spend time with my dearest friend Brenda at the Chatfield Farm at Denver Botanic Gardens. Showing off over 800 lavender plants of many varieties, the lavender festival catered to all visitors with garden tours, food, and many vendors selling products made from the plant. In my garden, ‘Provence’ has done well, […]
My three little lavenders won’t be nearly so lovely as the 800 planted at the Botanic Gardens. They are having a Lavender Festival at Chatfield on July 16th from 10 am to 6 pm. I had intended to make soap with the lavender, until I read about soap making. Its not a simple pick lavender, […]
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.
Everyone knows I love animals. I have always kept bird feeders, provided shelter and water to birds. In 2014, I added more to the arsenal in my quest to be a neighbor of habitat. Having fresh water for birds is just as important. A hanging bath has drawn more than all my lovely traditional baths. […]
Do you ever think man don’t look back? I do. All the time. And about most everything! Yet eventually you realize letting the cobwebs obscure the past, makes you forgot whats important. It blurs the tapestry woven with the fine threads of every day life. While cleaning out the cobwebs of this site, I came […]
Much of my life is given to understand the earth we inhabit from its celestial foundations to the organisms that benefit from the Earth’s life giving condition. By its nature, gardening feeds all these interests through the combination of: earth weather water microorganisms plants insects birds animals and the sun’s driving energy Imagine all the […]
Piet Oudolf and Noel Kingsbury’s book, Planting A New Perspective did indeed give me a whole new view of designing garden beds. Although their design theories are created on a scale most gardeners would never have the space to repeat, the basics of the process can be used by gardeners employing a more limited palette […]
Portland, the city of roses. Did you know that in 1905 Portland had over 200 miles of roads lined with roses? International Rose Garden We visited in late September. Not the best time of year for a rose garden and was still highly impressed with the variety and health of the garden. Located in Washington […]