Six on Saturday: 7/9/22

Joining the Propagator for another Six. Six pollinators and their chosen plants. This year, we are seeing an increase in quantity and variety of pollinators in comparison with years past. Particularly exciting has been the unprecedented number of swallowtail sightings. The maturation of the garden plants and the introduction of a large number of natives … Continue reading Six on Saturday: 7/9/22


Six on Saturday 7/2/22

Joining the Propagator for another Six: 1. The back area has been cleared of weeds, and a new fence is going up. I have planted a wedge-shaped bed, primarily with native perennials, though a few exotic shrubs have been used to frame the area (see below). I will now be adding another layer of ornamental … Continue reading Six on Saturday 7/2/22

Six on Saturday 6/25/22

Joining the Propagator for another Six. This time it’s five problems in the garden that I have yet to diagnose and address effectively and one montage of plants that are looking particularly lovely at the moment. I would appreciate any help with identifying what’s going wrong and suggestions of organic measures that can be taken. … Continue reading Six on Saturday 6/25/22

Six on Saturday

Joining the Propagator and other gardeners around the world for another Six. Imperata cylindrica “Rubra”

Six on Saturday May 7th

Joining the Propagator and gardeners around the world for another Six. The rain continues. The mountains are very green, frequently veiled in mist. The garden is responding to the moisture, lengthening days, and warming temperatures.

Six on Saturday April 30th

Joining the Propagator for another Six. Plants on the verge after a welcome rain: Calendula officinalis, Iris germanica, California poppy (Eschscholzia californica)

Six on Saturday: April 23

I am joining the Propagator and other gardeners from around the world for another Six. The recent rain has been such a relief after our dry winter and early spring. The water level in the creek is higher; the garden is looking refreshed; the mountains are lush with spring growth, and their heights are snowy. … Continue reading Six on Saturday: April 23

Learning: Growing from Seed

I admit my lack of experience when it comes to raising plants from seed, which is equalled only by the depth of my ignorance with regards to growing fruits and vegetables. My fascination with perennials has led me to neglect these critical skills for far too long and resulted in countless blunders, wasted resources, and … Continue reading Learning: Growing from Seed

Six on Saturday April 16th

Joining the Propagator and other gardeners around the world for another Six. The weather here has blessed us with cooler temperatures and much needed rain, which has lingered on as snow at higher elevations in the surrounding mountains. And more rain has been predicted. The garden has responded to the more favorable conditions, and everything … Continue reading Six on Saturday April 16th


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