Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Bainbridge Island is due west of Seattle, a 30 minute ferry ride across Puget Sound. Kathleen's garden has unusual but lovely amounts of snow for this Zone 8 area. We'll look at it again in the spring, I hope.
Pearl is not a winter-sports enthusiast. Kathleen says Pearl is concentrating all her energy on trying to make the snow go away.
Monday, December 22, 2008
- Genus is in Capitalized italics
- Species is in lower case italics
- Variety can include size, color, habit or more. The variety is often in 'single quotation marks', especially if it is named after a person or place.
- The catalog then often adds the common name, commentary, and suggestions for companion plantings.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
The scrunch of the snow against the shovel blade, the astringency of the sharp air, the thrill of being out in the snowy scene...
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
We're having a mild winter so far in the Sierra Nevada foothills, with some freezing at night. The nice man (above) from the Virginia Farm Bureau says we could still be pulling potatoes straight from our gardens in this weather. He inspired me, especially with his no-dig harvesting method. What is your potato philosophy?
Monday, December 8, 2008
It all started one night with an email from a gardener friend: