Monthly Archives: July 2021

Scabby Potatoes & Summery Salads

Scab is the athlete’s foot of the garden, present everywhere Cleaning Up Scabby Soil The Pea Patch I inherited produced a lot of volunteers this spring, relicts of past crops. I left a lot of the borage for the pollinators, … Continue reading

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There’s Power In A Single Tree

Urban neighborhoods benefit even from tiny trees Planting Trees For People & The Planet During the recent heat dome event, walking through my increasingly urban neighborhood made the value of neighborhood trees clear. Even as temperatures soared, places where trees … Continue reading

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Of Peas And Inner Peace

Tasty and beautiful garden bounty Snappy Summer Salads That Celebrate Peas As I harvest my peas, I often think about a friend who died some years ago. Dave Ullin was a big man in every sense of the word, large … Continue reading

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Freedom From Fear

Soothing, scented roses help us relax Seeing Our Way While I truly love my country, I really don’t enjoy the Fourth of July. Last night, as fireworks exploded all around the island, our cats cowered and cried in terror, along … Continue reading

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