Pathways: A Garden Divided “Part One”

What do you picture in your mind when I write the word ‘garden’? It’s different for everyone. There are those who think of endless beds, full of flowers that are always in bloom. Maybe it’s having plants that surround your house without a lawn in sight. Is it what you grow in containers on a… Continue reading Pathways: A Garden Divided “Part One”

Oh Deer, Why So Many Tulips?

Tulips are one of the spring bulbs that came with my garden, but there were years when I wasn’t sure how I felt about them, the red ones that is. They had been planted along with the usual suspects: grape hyacinth and yellow daffodils. These three types of bulbs are sold as a package deal… Continue reading Oh Deer, Why So Many Tulips?

Into the Outside

The rain seems to be following me. Gardenkeeping is away from Port Townsend, but not away from the soggy skies. I’ve gone off to one my favorite places, the Bay Area in Northern California. I flew out on one of the first nice days in Seattle thinking it was a good start for a vacation,… Continue reading Into the Outside

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

So, I Got Bored With My Hedge…(Reprise)

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)