Some gardens are wild, and grow wherever they want, like this nightshade. Some need lots of prep, and then grow, if they want, like this nightshade. Welcome to my new garden, Potato! […]
All the snow and the quail and the chickadees are gone now. They’ll be back. We’re ready!
Elders do math best. A living calculus. The spiders of the fruiting world! For them, life is a spray of electrons. Why not plant one today? Also great for keeping away sorceresses, […]
Old Style Rock Garden. New owners, New Style Rock Garden: You can’t cheat at art.
During World War II, most British Columbians of Japanese Ancestry were robbed of their belongings, their homes and their liberty and interred in concentration camps in the B.C. Interior. In Vernon, a […]
The replacement of lawn with gravel to save a rain shadow valley from drought is based on the principle of laying plastic down over the living earth and smothering it so that […]
I have learned this week what I already knew but had no words for. I am not the gardener in this land, but the garden that the land makes. Needle-and-thread grass makes […]
I left the garden today, and all its lettuces, kale, spinach and dill, and went up to the water, where the birches rise out of the cedars and the wild roses. The […]
Nature is a grave. That is an important point of Christianity, but not of the intermontane cultures of the North American West. What is in the grave is another matter. That is […]
I hope the bear is keeping an eye on her mother on the mountain. We’re all like family.