Category Archives: Landscaping

Paths & Pathways in the Garden

Changes I’m going to start writing more about my relationship with my garden and how it makes me feel and gives meaning to my life.  This is something that I haven’t done much of because it is so difficult for me to translate into words my inner experiences in regards to my garden and backyard
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The Second Storm

The Second Storm Here is another view of my winter garden and a rare photo of myself!  This is one crazy winter we’ve been having.  Two snow storms two months apart, with intermittent drought conditions.  Hopefully this new snow fall will help create a deeper snow pack so we won’t have empty reservoirs this summer. 
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A Bee Happy Garden

Creating a Bee Happy Garden  A priority for me this year was to grow more plants and flowers that would attract bees to my garden, not only for pollination, but also to provide a safe sanctuary where bees could gather nectar and pollen in an environment that didn’t have any toxins in it.   I think
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Jan’s July & August 2013 Garden Tours

Jan’s July & August 2013 Garden Tours This summer went by really fast!  Unfortunately, I couldn’t get the motivation to write anything in my garden journal, but I did manage to get several new projects going and keep up with the daily grind of garden maintenance and watering.  I also took lots of pictures and
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First Video Tour of My Garden Summer 2012

This is my first attempt at posting a video tour of my garden on You Tube.  One of the reasons it’s taken so long to get anything up is because I kept thinking I needed to do it with my video camera and then make sure and edit it to perfection.  I finally realized that
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Tulips and Other Thoughts

Springtime Tulips & Other Thoughts As usual, it’s hard to find time to write about my garden when I only want to spend time in it, especially in April when so much growth and change is occurring.  I’m compelled to be outside whenever possible just to keep up and stay on top of my projects
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Daffodils

My Favorite Spring Flowers Every spring I look forward to seeing my daffodils bloom.  They are the first legitimate sign of spring for me, even though the crocuses bloom before they do and the primroses have been out since January.  Even if the rain continues relentlessly and the snow still layers the ground, the daffodils
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Transformations

 New Chapter I finally had the last of my Black Locusts cut down two weeks ago, and for a while my backyard looked like a WWI trench warfare battlefield.  Wood and debris was everywhere, and huge grooves that looked like trenches were engraved along my yard where they pulled out the four huge 18 foot
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Herb Gardens & Drying Herbs

Growing most herbs is easy, uncomplicated, and one of the least stressful plants in the garden to harvest.  With fruits and vegetables there is such a narrow window of time when you either need to harvest and eat them or preserve them before they spoil.  With most herbs you just cut them, hang ‘em up to
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