The unrelieved heat and dryness of the summer has led to the outcome predicted by those of us who have lived in this valley for a couple generations of memory, or more. […]
Worm your way into the heart of a calendula, that’s the ticket. Don’t be shy. Apparently, it’s now a thing.
Busted! The new landscaping staff stealing a bite at work on the front yard while I was up on the hill and teaching me again that an interface works both ways. Doe […]
Drought makes it easier for birds. They need the help. Sucks for stink bugs and lilacs-planted-in-the-wrong-place, though.
Thanks for Sundays!
Hansel in 1935 It begins with a grandfather taking a boy out into the garden. Then comes eight decades (and a bit more) of working with the earth to keep that moment […]
All the snow and the quail and the chickadees are gone now. They’ll be back. We’re ready!
It’s your choice: a bounty better than spinach, or drought. Same rainfall, same soil, same sun, same day, same hour, same tongue, same thirst.
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, […]
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 […]