Buddy aloe has patiently and diligently waited out the winter, putting out more and more pups and just begging for attention. While also becoming a one succulent spider factory. He got more than a little root-bound, and needs a new pot pronto. Of course as he'd also become home to a veritable internet of spiders, … Continue reading Buddy aloe gets a new home
So as I try to dig my garden out of the doldrums and into spring planting, I'm running into the usual problems of time and space and weather. But I'm also finding some surprising success stories. This bed was almost totally harvested and left fallow for potatoes- but one surprise plant clearly was surviving and … Continue reading Operation kale lift is a go!
We had a doozy of a late winter/early spring out here, alternating between sporadic rain, gusting winds, random days of near 85 degree temperature, and amusingly, hailstones tearing chunks through leafy greens and windshields alike. The windstorms were the worst of the bunch- as they always are, and once again my way-too-big-for-his-own-pot tree collard decided … Continue reading Righting the ship. Playing the part of the ship in this metaphor, is a top heavy tree collard.
Welp. It’s nearly winter and it’s starting to show- the wind has been whipping around both my garden and the nursery- knocking over everything and evaporating the moisture from the soil. A lesser casualty in my garden is my tea plant. The wind knocked a whole stem off one night- and I had to overnight … Continue reading Temporarily indoor tea
Not everything in a vegetable garden needs to be edible. A truly lovely salvia came into work the other day and I snagged it. "Ember's wish" is just a gorgeous specimen- I look forward to feeding the hummingbirds. Also threw in some anise hyssop into the mix because why not. Both plants are good choices … Continue reading The only plant(s) appropriate for the weather