Category Archives: Native Plants

Lose The Lawn, Mitigate Climate Change

Print PDFProtecting pollinators nurtures life on the planet Making The Best Of The Worst Argh! Seems like every day brings more dire news about the environmental devastation climate change is causing. It makes me cry; sorrow for the planet feels … Continue reading

Posted in Birds In The Garden, Care & Feeding, Climate Change, Garden Design, Gardening With Children, Health & Wellbeing, Native Plants, Plant Diversity, Plant Partnerships, Pollination Gardens, Pollinators, Recipes, Soil, Sustainable Gardening, Sustainable Living, Vegan Recipes, Weed Control | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Books That Build Us

Print PDFBooks I Love Books That Become Friends Yesterday a dear friend sent me an article by Salman Rushdie called Ask Yourself Which Books You Truly Love. The author talks about the power of story and the kind of stories … Continue reading

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Ancient Weeds Don’t Give Up Easily

Print PDFDino food is still with us Out, Out Damned Horsetail This weekend I visited a wonderful older garden with a magnificent berm overlooking Puget Sound. It was good to have such a satisfying vista to admire because looking at … Continue reading

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Garden Valentines

Print PDFLittle birds embroidering the snow Gardens As Living Love Today, snow lies deep around our snug little home and the neighborhood gardens are transformed into soft humps and curves. There’s enough snow to keep most people indoors, and without … Continue reading

Posted in Birds In The Garden, Care & Feeding, Easy Care Perennials, fall/winter crops, Garden Design, Health & Wellbeing, Native Plants, Pollination Gardens, Pollinators, Sustainable Gardening, Sustainable Living | Tagged , | 12 Comments