February 2007

Website changes ahead

– Posted in: About this site

I have just upgraded WordPress again. This time it combined link categories and post categories, so quite a few things need to be tinkered with. I will also be changing my theme shortly. Actually, I am going to change the theme first and then tinker, otherwise I'll be tinkering twice. Sigh. The bottom line is, [...]

Kaleidoscope Skies

– Posted in: Weather

Picture yourself in a boat on a river, With tangerine trees and marmalade skies I grew up during the Beatles era and "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" has always been a fave in my top five. From the start, there was speculation that psychedelic drugs influenced John Lennon when he wrote the dreamy, trippy [...]

Snow Days of Winter

– Posted in: Weather

Not the Valentines Day love-in I was expecting, this was a storm for the record books. Under a state of emergency all day and through the night, my county was closed down and everyone was told to stay off the roads. When it was over the snow totals came in. My little, almost unknown, town [...]

Value Seeds, or Pinch Me, I Must Be Dreaming

– Posted in: Recommended Links, Seeds and Seed Starting

Thanks to an eclectic garden, I learned about Value Seeds. This reminds me of Edward Hamilton Books, my favorite place to shop for gardening books. Someone else's castoffs, but still good quality, one price for shipping no matter how much you buy, get-it-before-it's-gone selection, and very low prices. I haven't ordered from them myself, but [...]

A Garden Design Sampler: Book Reviews

– Posted in: Book reviews, Design

It's great fun to compose wishlists of seeds to try and plants to grow, but, you know, you have to put those plants somewhere. Figuring out where to put them is called the design process. I've come across two books lately that help. The Perennial Gardener's Design Primer by Stephanie Cohen and Nancy J. Ondra [...]