Tag Archive | urban gardening

Gardening Around the Edges

Today is the 50th Earth Day! Although most of us can’t go out in nature to appreciate our planet this year, we can go out and garden. Even if it’s just containers on your balcony or herbs in your window. As most of you know, I live on a lot and a half in a […]

Garden on Wheels

  I’m sure you’ve heard of Meals on Wheels and all the good work they are doing (and always do, but particularly needful at this time). Yesterday I did something for my parents I’m calling “Garden on Wheels.” This is how it all began. Here in western Oregon we have been basking in a week […]

#SpringThings:What to Expect at a Seed Exchange

If you’re thinking about planting a garden this year you have a couple of alternatives. One, you can buy most of your plants as starts (this adds up quickly in terms of $), two, you can go hog wild with a seed catalog (don’t forget the postage and handling!), three, wait until your local store […]

Watching My Garden Grow #4

Now that it’s September, it’s time for the last video of my backyard garden…that overgrown, tangled mess of a fall garden. Time to see what worked and what failed. In case you want to compare, here is the initial post from June. Also, as I’ve been saying, we got a late beginning this year because […]

Watching My Garden Grow, Parts 2 & 3

So back in June I posted a video of my garden. It rained a long time here (seems long ago now) in the spring, so everything was late getting in. And traditionalist that I am, I grow everything from seed myself rather than bringing in starts (okay, maybe I’m just cheap), anyway, so this year […]

Gonna Watch My Garden Grow

I mentioned in my last post that my garden is super late because of the nonstop cold and rain we had this spring. I decided to record it now so I can compare it to its full-grown self in the fall. Forgive my poor video abilities; I hope to improve with practice. 🙂 Basically, I […]

Not Feeling the #MondayMotivation

It’s been three weeks since I posted on the blog and I’m feeling the pressure from my boss…yes, me. I’m not particularly inspired. Normally by this time I could throw up some photos of my beautiful garden. Sigh. We’ve had cold, rainy weather and my garden is just starting to appear… My birthday came and […]

In Praise of the Scarlet Runner Bean

I wanted to write an ode to the Scarlet Runner Bean, but instead I’ll settle for an essay. For now, at least. The first time I heard someone talk about a Scarlet Runner Bean they did it with a beatific smile on their face. It was said almost reverently: Scarlet Runner Bean. Ah, yes. I […]

Top 15 Reasons to Attend Heirloom Expo

Okay, so this was supposed to be a “TOP 10” list, but there were just so many good reasons…:) Top 15 Reasons to Attend the National Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa, California Kid friendly Giant Pumpkins Educational workshops Tables of beautiful veggies Meet old friends Make new friends Pigs Healthy food Cool products from awesome […]

New Chicks In Town

My husband and I recently brought home some baby chicks. This is our second time. The last time was when our kids were still at home. The chicks and the kids grew up. I miss them both. Although there’s not much you can do when your kids move out, I did decide I’d had enough […]