Gardenkeeping.com completes its first trip around the sun! This has been such an unexpected pleasure for me. Originally I just wanted a website for my garden maintenance business but, then I got bitten by the blogging bug. Read about it at my post WHAT’S MY SIGN! The learning curve was a bit long (and grueling) but now,… Continue reading So, I Got Bored With My Hedge…(Reprise)
We are now in the middle of the dog days of summer. The heliacal rising of the dog star Sirius is a signal to those in the Northern Hemisphere that the hot days of summer have arrived. Finally this southern star can be seen hovering over the horizon just before it is overcome by the light of the rising sun. Below… Continue reading Working the Graveyard Shift
What is gardenkeeping and where have they been keeping themselves? It is summer and it is very hot out there. If you look under a tree or behind a bush you may have spied a glimpse of the gardenkeeper but, perhaps not. You can’t be sure. There are other dirt dwellers out there…and cats. Yes,… Continue reading Hortum sol obscurabitur
Locked We have waited. Fall happened, the leaves fell and the days became dark. Then came winter with its chills and more time tucked inside. Why is it we always think of spring in the middle of winter? One nice day and everyone starts talking. The first sign of spring. Is cabin fever so bad by then… Continue reading Spring Loaded
Part 1: Thunder and Bolts Thursday was a particularly humid day. Even as I worked in the shade, the sweat and discomfort wouldn’t leave me alone. Who am I to complain on such a beautiful day! I finished with work and headed home. I was taking the next day off, so, off I drove toward my… Continue reading Lightning Strikes, Thunder rolls…..
While tripping down a woodland lane a whisper of spring I tried to explain. In the green shade a flower brings its own light. After this long cold winter a much needed sight. Spring has arrived in the Pacific Northwest and not a moment too soon. Sure we’re still having stormy days but,… Continue reading Tra, La, La, La…Trillium!
There was a week of nice weather sometime around mid-February. The seed racks began to fill up at The Co-op and I started to feel ansy as my schedule got too busy to answer the call coming from my vegetable garden. Could it be waking up from its winter slumber or was it just my… Continue reading Peas Take a Bow