Leaf Me Alone

A place to relax and play A lawn, unlike most areas of the garden, is a good outdoor space for people to be. With that said, I mostly don’t care about lawns and whether they’re perfectly manicured or weed free and green. I just don’t want to give much of my brain space over to “the perfect lawn”. Part of… Continue reading Leaf Me Alone

A Minute on the Pineapple Express

First of all there is rain… …lots of rain. Then come the warm winds. I’ve spent the last two days working through these meteorlogical conditions raking leaves…. ….lots of leaves. According to Wikipedia, the Pineapple Express is an atmospheric river that extends from the Hawaiian islands to anywhere along the Pacific coast of North America. … Continue reading A Minute on the Pineapple Express

Resident Crows

Halloween is here. The best holiday of the year. The rest could go away and never come back. I really wouldn’t care. Growing up in Spokane, on Altamont Boulevard, the houses were old and so were the trees. There were large areas along the circle where the parking strips were planted with maple trees that… Continue reading Resident Crows

(Can You) Dig It

Or Not? I know when it comes to cultivating the soil, everyone has an opinion about it. There are a lot of good reasons not to. The soil has a structure and its own little ecosystem of worms, fungus and bugs. Also, digging is hard work! A good reason to dig is if you’re putting… Continue reading (Can You) Dig It