For my new backyard garden, I tried a couple of ways to make new garden beds. If you look at the middle left in the photo above, where the orange marigolds are, you'll see where I stripped the sod off and then double dug the bed. I thought I had taken photos of the sod … Continue reading Starting a backyard garden without a tiller
When I was a child, I spent a lot of time sitting behind our garage, because just over the back fence was Frank Atwell's most amazing garden. It filled his whole back yard and inspired garden lust in me the rest of my life. Fast forward to 2013, and I now have my own back … Continue reading Backyard Gardens
Sometimes, when you have a passion for something, you are tempted to want more and more of it. A passion for flowers can lead to....well....too much money spent at the gardening center...for one thing! In this past summer's garden, I tried to exercise some restraint. I planted only a couple different kinds of flowers and … Continue reading Just One, Only One
In cleaning out some of my old posts, I realized I deleted this rather popular photo of my brick and board shelves at the old apartment. My brother and sister made versions of these in their first apartments back in the 60's. I decided to replace some of the bricks with storage. The bottom plastic … Continue reading Brick and Board Shelves II
I don't know why I did not plant many flowers in the garden this year, but a few weeks ago I was still able to put together a nice arrangement with some weeds, corn tassels, basil that was blooming and......green beans still hanging from their vines!
Hmmm, I guess this is my 500th post!