The year 2015 in the garden was wonderful because I mostly ignored it. Instead of working every spare minute as I did for the garden tour in 2014, I simply puttered when I had time. I made a few adjustments, bought a handful of plants, weeded, but really just enjoyed it. Lovely how the garden changes with each month as it wakes, thrives, then sleeps again. … Continue reading The Garden in 2015
The month of May flew by for me. Usually, I’m focused on my daughter’s birthday, Mother’s Day, and gardening work for clients, but this year I was also consumed by one other very meaningful thing: participating in my local garden tour. I was invited back in January and I’ve been working on it, if only for a few hours, every dry day since. Normally the burden … Continue reading Where did May go?
I’m not really a handy person. I can put together an Ikea chair or hang a picture but when it comes to lumber and screws and saws and making things plumb, I no can do. Luckily, my uncle is handy, literally a professional handyman. In February, he was at our house, visiting from Wisconsin. Over morning coffee, I asked him if he could help me … Continue reading How to Build Raised Beds on a Budget