Monthly Archives: October 2015

A Tale of Two Oreganos

I have two types of Oregano in my garden and use them in different dishes. There are many types of Oregano but I rarely plant the others unless I have a lot of space… they don’t like trees and I … Continue reading

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Sargent Crabapple (Malus sargentii)

A friend of mine joined the National Arbor Day Foundation last spring and had them send me 10 free trees (bare root). They have a number of packages and I think she picked the flowering trees. I planted a couple … Continue reading

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Blue Elderberry (Sambucus neomexicana)

It is fall planting season! I planted one Elderberry before it rained yesterday. It has been raining for 14 hours so everything planted yesterday is getting watered in. Blue Elderberries are native to the western USA and are cold hardy … Continue reading

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Bush Cinquefoil (Potentilla fruticosa)

Finally a day off with not much rain… yet. I just planted a one gallon Bush Cinquefoil on the outer rim of my home site. It is at the beginning of the hill and I will see it every day … Continue reading

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Chocolate Mint (Mentha x piperita)

Worked outside for an hour this morning before the rain started again. The place is getting closer to winter ready and I am supposed to get deep snows and extra cold weather this year. Although I worked up a little … Continue reading

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Downshifting into Winter Dreaming

Had a nice conversation with my son, they recently bought a business and are running it together. They also have two children (my cuties) and are going and blowing. I remember the excitement! I remember the exhaustion. It is a … Continue reading

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Where to Start?

Start where you are right now. We all want to fix the world but we don’t want to enhance our own backyard.  Our entire planet has endless circular economies all linked together like chain mail.  Strengthen your circle and you … Continue reading

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