Gardening, Ornamentals, Seasonal

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  I’ve already put away all the holiday decorations, cleaned out my closet, donated a large lot of belongings to charity and am ready for a fresh start.  As soon as the holidays are over, I feel like spring must be right around the corner.  In Oregon what […]

Gardening, Seasonal

Pruning Maples

It’s November! Every year I say “How’d the year go by so fast?” But seriously, this year! Wow! It flew by. The fall in Oregon is such a special time. September is still hot so we try to squeeze as much of summer out of it as possible. Then October creeps […]


Building Raised Beds

Raised garden beds give plants the opportunity to send their roots down deeper, spread wider and take up more nutrients. The plants thank us by producing better harvests in smaller spaces. This year I’m putting in my permanent garden. All winter I’ve been working to design the best layout for […]


The Early Days

I did a bit of research about the little plot of Earth I call my own so I could understand the history of our place. I think it’s important to honor the past, the people who were here before me and to know that my time here is temporary. I’ll […]