Sleepy Summer Daze

 The forecast said it would be hot this weekend I’m keeping things well watered, but that’s it! I’ve been putting in very long work days and then spending weekends in my own yard trying to catch up on pruning and weeding. Last weekend I finished with the mulching and can now (in theory) spend the… Continue reading Sleepy Summer Daze

A Fire in the Belly

Just when we thought it was safe to go outside again along comes February to remind us that winter is not done with us yet. Most of the country has been hit by some seriously cold, wintry weather. It’s hard to compare to places that are experiencing subzero temperatures but, even here on the Olympic… Continue reading A Fire in the Belly

Spring-a-Ding-Ding!

•Ding!• A bell tolls for spring We’ve been stuck in a rain cycle for a while now. This week’s forecast was for rain every day, so I was prepared for another rough one. I’m use to the rain routine at work; get on my rain gear, keep tools tucked away and then spray mud off… Continue reading Spring-a-Ding-Ding!

Clip and Tuck

One of my favorite parts of the holidays is all of the decorations. The only problem is that I’m not very good at it. My best excuse is to start with my lack of know-how, briskly mix in a short attention span and then I always like to add a few dashes of embarrassment when… Continue reading Clip and Tuck

The Green Man-Child

So much of what I have is broken but, since I grew up with Bob Ross, I’ve come to see these imperfections as “happy accidents”. The fact that most people do not want broken things is what usually brings these pieces into my life. This is how the mask of a child came to me. This… Continue reading The Green Man-Child

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)