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Seattle Japanese Garden

Nov. 1, 2014
Nothing brightens a gray Northwest day like friends and a stroll through a place lush with Fall color. Connie and I joined Matt and Kelly for a visit to...

Blooms of Spring Around the Yard

Apr. 19, 2014

Fall Color at Kubota Gardens

Oct. 20, 2013
I haven't had it in me to hop back on my bike after the spill I took a few weeks ago. So today Connie and I went out for...

Major Tree Work

Jun. 19, 2013
Living on the north side of a hill in the Pacific Northwest is, well, a dim affair. Connie and I are thankful for the lush hillside that makes up...

Arboretum Visit & Starting Plant Starts

Mar. 24, 2013
Weekends with no plans and even fewer trips away from the house can be pretty darned relaxing, if I do say so myself. We decided, however, to venture out...

Tokeland Grass Killing: Day 1

Jul. 2, 2012
It has begun. The arrival of a huge pile of communal wood chips has ushered in a common tune I often sing: down with grass! Since the wood chips...

Garden Fruit for Breakfast

Aug. 2, 2011
Raspberries, blueberries, and a few white currants picked fresh this morning for breakfast. Still think you should have all that grass in your yard?...

Photos ~ DnD Session, Carrot and Blueberries from Garden

Jul. 18, 2010
Had a great DnD session this afternoon at the Stowe's and tonight pulled my first [tiny] carrot and blueberries from the garden....

Photos ~ Flowers in the yard, Colby, mushrooms flowers inside

Jun. 16, 2010
The blooms and flora in my front yard were looking lovely this morning! I had a little time before heading to work so snapped some pics. Colby was happy...

Photos ~ Going Grassless in My Front Yard

May. 20, 2010
The lines have been drawn and in the war between me and grass -- I'm winning! Previous battles have involved the side of my house, a patch for herbs...

Photos ~ Garden Progress Update

Apr. 7, 2010
After first making short work of removing the grass in my backyard it was finally time for the roots to hit the ground. Last weekend my goal was to...

Photos ~ Backyard Grass Removal

Mar. 21, 2010
My quest for less and less grass in my yard took a leap forward this weekend. After some serious manual labor there now remains only a thing strip of...

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