All the snow and the quail and the chickadees are gone now. They’ll be back. We’re ready!
You may not be planting your garden for yourself. Good on ya. Dragonfly and Pine
Old Style Rock Garden. New owners, New Style Rock Garden: You can’t cheat at art.
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 […]
The emotional colourings of trees and the balance between these colourings can be very beautiful. This form of art is as much a garden harvest as any other. In this case, the […]
Some things are sobering. Here’s a cold frame (a glassed-in seedbed, for early growing) from 1978, updated for the new Okanagan in the age of vineyardization. Before 1978, this was an orchard, […]
If you crush up black bedrock and strew it around, you get predatory spiders, and nothing else. This is a fire landscape. They clean up. Anyone who knew this land would know […]
Welcome to the second of a series of posts on creating a sustainable Okanagan. They are archived on the menu bar above. Today: smart water. Read on… Wherever there is a crack, […]
The saskatoons are getting ripe, and what a year for them it is. Some people don’t seem to get it. I mean, the earth gives gifts, and (*&^!!@#!! A week ago, that young […]
There’s an old Albanian story about a dragon that rose from the Blue-Eyed Spring and devoured the land, until it was burned out, in a track that flames with this amazing sumac, smokebush, even […]