Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Pacific Northwest is such an interesting environment for gardening. Yesterday was April 29th on our calendar and it burst into frozen white pellets on more than one occasion. This morning at 5AM it was snowing. Seriously! how can anyone plan? While I was visiting with insomnia last night planting tomatoes SOON seemecd reasonable. After all, its been a realatively mild spring...what's that sound?!?!? oh; Mother Nature laughing.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
There's a real challenge with a horsetail infestation. I've been told the only hope (and it's slim) is to snip each one off at the ground with the intention of doing it over and over until they give up. They conduct themselves like Catholic rabbits so that is a bit daunting, not to mention hard on the back. Time will tell.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Oh! if you are curious about the above image, the "X" piece was the primary piece when Ross showed at OK Harris in NY city. It is sandblasted marbel and fabricated aluminum along with computer components. The large sand area with mammoth terrazzo balls is Ross crazy.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Do you think it's a sign of fatigue when your eyes spy a dandelion, your trowel darts under a foxglove and it flies our before your screaming brain can stop it?
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Now! about yesterday's time in the garden. Close your eyes. Imagine RED. Just the color. That was my knee caps when I went in to bathe. It hurt to shave over them! That might suggest a bit too much time kneeling down, weeding. What, might you ask, is in store today. Yep. More weeding. With a little luck 4 more days should finish the back. Then there's the vegetable garden and the front. Living in a warehouse before this was so easy.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Down to business! I'm going to try to post often with pictures to chronicle the art we do coupled with the blunders that pseudo gardeners make. There are lots of them! 5 acres makes for many chances.
The picture here is a concrete wall that Ross constructed last year. The light gray in the forground is part of our driveway. We needed to enlarge the area you see because some of our friends were having difficulty getting their RVs out of the back 40 after parties. Yes....some stay over. Our parties are not for wimps. The morning after our niece's wedding we counted about 40. Tents and motor homes abounded.
Off to weed. We have a public tour (fund raiser for the local healthcare van) and a private group all coming in June. Oh! and we just filmed a small segment for an Art in the Garden episode of a new TV garden show, DigIn. Sunday mornings, channel 10 at 7:30. Sorry. Seattle area only.