Monthly Archives: June 2021

If We Can’t Stand The Heat

Hung out to dry in the blink of an eye No Getting Out Of This Kitchen Here in the maritime Pacific Northwest, summers are usually temperate, thanks to cool nights that mitigate even the hottest days. Usually. This week, however, … Continue reading

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The Magic Of Mulch & Patience

Let nature work in peace and prepare to be amazed Nature’s Healing Takes Time Every Friday for over twenty years, I’ve worked with a band of vigorous volunteers to plant and maintain the extensive grounds at our local public library. … Continue reading

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Messy Or Marvelous?

Messy, marvelous, or both? Chaos And Natural Order Yesterday I was showing a young friend my new P-Patch, which is in a churchyard community garden a few blocks from my home. I always enjoy seeing people’s reaction, since my garden … Continue reading

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When Basil Blooms Too Soon

Pinching out blossoms makes basil bushy New Basils That Take Their Time As summer arrives—or doesn’t—I gotta say that I sometimes envy gardeners in Oregon and California. There, summer is a real presence, with warm days and sultry nights that … Continue reading

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