As many of you know we have been here 10 years and most every day I have been actively expanding and designing my gardens taking them from bare pasture to pretty darn close to 'garden nirvana' (well in my mind anyway LOL).... That said - we are tossing around the idea of pulling up stakes and moving across country to NC to be close to daughter and grandkids.... BUT how in the world can I leave now when my gardens are finally maturing and I can enjoy them???? I 'know' it can be done, but how…Continue
Note to self: Don't believe packaging! I purchased 'Cherry Red' Nasturtium for my hanging baskets (paired with white Alyssum, blue Lobelia and light pastel Pink Wave Petunia) ....
'Cherry Red' Nasturtium is a ORANGE as ORANGE can be!!! Florescent ORANGE...
Did I mention there is not a HINT of CHERRY!!!!
So if you happen to drive by and think "Wow,…Continue
There are lots of posts online and even a few You-Tube videos that explain how to make the seed tapes ... But here is my method:
2 small bowls (one for glue, 1 for seeds)
Roll of 2 ply white toilet paper
Small paint brush
1 Tbls flour
Seeds (small ones - larger seeds are easily direct sown in the garden)
Measuring tape (optional)
Grab a roll of toilet paper (I use Charmin)...…Continue
Almost 9 years ago we moved here and embarked upon changing raw pastureland into the garden of our dreams.
Our home is situated in the beautiful Pacific Northwest's Cascade Mountain foothills, alongside the Santiam River. The soil is a sandy alluvial loam. Drainage is very good, but additional humus is really needed and is a priority. We compost most everything from the yards coupled with manure from the cattle that graze our pastures. Once composted it is added to the planting beds…Continue