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 […]
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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 […]
It’s nearly July and the garden has reached peak bloom. Weed growth has slowed from “OMG” to just annoying, enabling me to catch up a bit. So I figured it was a good time to get out there and take a few photos.
Another major hobby of mine is comics. For the last couple years, I’ve produced a single-panel strip called The Daily Drawing that’s currently published twice weekly on GoComics.com. Once in a while, I’ll do a garden-related comic, and today I came up with the bright idea to compile them into a blog post. I think these […]