Spring has officially arrived to our Minnesota home: Yeah, I know according to the calendar Spring has been here awhile, but it’s only really felt like Spring for the past week or so. And it’s not that a flowering crabapple is an official start, but it sounds good to me. Speaking of trees, we had… Read More Springtime is for the birds
If you’d rather I read this story to you (think of it as story time for grownups) click here: Once upon a time there was a very useful garden shed; it was made of wood and painted red. It had no windows, but it had two big doors that stuck a little in humid weather.… Read More In Which I Channel Beatrix Potter and Write a Tale of The Two Mice in My Shed
This morning as I was walking Dog, I passed by that house. You know which one I mean, right? There’s one in your neighborhood too. It’s the one with the perfect yard. The grass is perfectly green, the bushes are perfectly shaped, the flowers look like they were planted with a ruler and level. Walking by such a… Read More In Defense of Lazy Gardening
A three day weekend before me, I had one plan and one plan only: to move a tree. To be specific, a volunteer tree that was growing in a small shaded area between our home and the back fence. Far too close to both home and fence. After some careful research, I determined it was a… Read More Birds: Helpful Neighbors or Ruthless Overlords?
As much as I like getting my hands dirty, you’d think I’d be a better gardener than I am. It’s not that I’m bad at it, per se. It’s more like I’m, well, hopelessly lazy. And I think the plants are catching on. The last time I drove home from the nursery, I swear I heard… Read More A Lazy Gardener Gets Lucky