Category Archives: Care & Feeding

Sweetness On The Wind

Print PDFSweet box (Sarcococca) perfumes chilly winter air with tiny blossoms Spring Cleaning A Little Early Every day when I walk in my neighborhood, there are changes to notice. Here new buds are swelling on tree branches, there emerging snowdrops … Continue reading

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When Weather Wins

Print PDFA few stray blooms amid the snow and ice Holidays Happen When They Happen After a week of snowy gardens and icy roads, the rain comes as a very welcome relief. After stir crazy days of not being able … Continue reading

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Solstice Snow & Holiday Baking

Print PDFHummingbirds are still feeding on the Fatsia The Joys Of Discovery As a child, I found snow enchanting. Overnight, everyday landscapes transformed into mysterious lumps and bumps, tree branches laden with a blanket of frosting, smooth and glossy. Walking … Continue reading

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Backyard Compostables & Greenwashing

Print PDFSome truly backyard-compostable containers Really Compostable Cutlery This afternoon I participated in a city-sponsored Backyard Composting Fair with my friend John Barutt, a Master Composter and research scientist who teaches composting classes all over Puget Sound. John and I … Continue reading

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