Before and After

Last week Facebook kindly reminded me of pictures I posted that date nine years earlier. They were pics of my garden. So I went out that day--fortunately a nice day for taking pictures, unlike every day since--and tried to capture the same angles. I'm not the greatest photographer in the world, and with 9 years … Continue reading Before and After

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Designing a Pond

Lessons Learned I love almost everything about my little pond (about 10' x 7') but I certainly didn't build it perfectly. There's probably a reason people make their living creating ponds for people who can't do it themselves... Mosquitos Latest lesson is about water movement. Guess what? The movement of 1000 G per hour at … Continue reading Designing a Pond

Evolution of the Pond

This project started with last year's chafer beetle damage. Initially I thought I'd take out the grass and plant a native/wildlife garden with three birch trees front-and-centre. For some heretofore unclear reasoning, I decided on a pond instead. So I waited for spring, and then started to rip out the grass. Literally "rip" it out; … Continue reading Evolution of the Pond

Gardens for Tiny Yards

Cleaning out the den the other day I found magazines that I hadn't looked at in years. In the interest of clearing space for my drafting table, I quickly flipped through them all just to make sure I wasn't missing anything I really HAD ┬áto keep. And found a fun little article about gardening in … Continue reading Gardens for Tiny Yards