Back in December, I determined that 2020 would be my year for successfully growing starts in our new(ish)ly finished out sunroom.* The challenge is that our sunroom isn’t really…sunny. It’s graced with plenty of south-facing windows, but sits in tree shadow most of the day and sadly has a solid roof with no skylights. As […]
Back in August of 2019 I noticed a tree removal permit posted at the street in front of our house. I assumed it to be a permit for a neighbor’s tree, but upon closer inspection my heart sank a bit – the permit was for 22 trees! I knew this meant the currently verdant, […]
Ever go to the nursery and find everything you want but not what you need? After several trips to various nurseries or hardware stores, I failed to come away with a support pole for my soon-to-be-sprawling little Monstera plant. So I decided to make one! Welcome to the (wannabe) Jungle To start from the beginning […]
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 […]