Slugs are the worst. They are my #1 top garden pest to hate. I can deal with the Seattle September spider onslaught. I can deal with helicopter-sized crane flies that suddenly fly toward my face as I walk out the front door on summer mornings. But slugs eat my garden (those plants aren’t cheap!) and in the spring they hatch in hordes, ravenous and ready to eat everything in sight.
How many times have you planted a perennial then moved it? Then moved it again. Then moved it a third time crossing your fingers that it won’t hate you then keel over and die? Perhaps you are a more decisive gardener than me, but I’ve done this more times that I can count! It’s almost […]
Today’s weather forecast is 100% chance of rain. Sad emoji. At this point in winter, I rarely interact with our garden except to peer at it wistfully from indoors. But now we have an intermediate space — our sunroom — that is nice and dry and usually a bit warmer than the outside temperature. But […]
This project falls into the category of “let’s just try it and see”. Most of my propagation efforts involve a modicum of effort and some “why not”, and in most cases, that’s good enough. So I’m only encouraging myself at this point. Anyhow, on to the good stuff… We have a beautiful String of Hearts […]
This is a photo of a tree sucker sprouting from an existing root. The root is attached to a Black Locust tree stump in our neighbor’s front yard. Over 100 feet away. On the other side of our house. About 2 years ago, our previous neighbor (in the same house) decided to spruce up his property […]
This morning I stepped out to turn on a sprinkler and noticed a Dark-eyed Junco casually hop through the water pouring down on its head duck and under a rotting railroad tie. It entered with a bug in its mouth and left without it. I took a peek and found this little guy. The poor […]