This website was designed for your enjoyment, formed to communicate a shared passion for gardening. I welcome all comments as an opportunity to learn from each other and to continue exploring our love of all things garden.
The snow is gently falling on the winter garden at the moment. What foliage remains is either covered in winter white or exposing the brown leaves of dormancy. The overall landscaping is breathtaking. The air feels crisp and clean on my skin as I walk out to feed the equine. My mind flits about from … Continue reading Ponderings
The subject of a recent call from a friend brought back memories of years teaching irrigation design at College of Marin and causing me to dust off buried literature used in the classroom. I realized what I taught still ran deep – Plan for success. My friend’s concern was regarding the lawn in our town … Continue reading Poor Planning
Every year I write a blog about protecting homes and properties from wild land fires. The materials and knowledge used come from years of working with CDF (now CAL Fire) and studying the effects of vegetation related to fire science. I know about good defensible space, the benefits of using plants with low burn rates … Continue reading FIRE!
The inconsistent weather of rain, snow, hail, and sun, tending to the newly planted vegetable garden and pulling weeds that persistently demand attention had my focus on everything and everywhere but the front garden. It was that time of year that peonies would steal the show out front and back, as well as the promised … Continue reading Things Gone Wild?