Category Archives: Gardening

3 Bags Full

We had a cool snap in the summer heat over the weekend. Which was fortunate as our AC is broken. Needing a distraction, I offered the side yard. We had yet to clear most of the weeds.   And so … Continue reading

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Peek-a-boo

The rains came. They were waiting–seeds under the ground ready to grow at the slightest hint of moisture. So they grew and grew. And the rain came as regular as a sprinkler on a timer. Then the lawnmower broke. And … Continue reading

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Spring Flowers

Here’s some flowers from our yard to brighten your day. Until next time, stay healthy.

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Green Gravel

It is a well established fact of life, that when it rains, weeds grow. Every weekend, I work for an hour picking the weeds out of the gravel. It seems to be a bit of a coincidence that as soon … Continue reading

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When it Rains, It Grows

We were blessed with rain for 5 beautiful days. From a light mist kissing your face to a proper downpour and rivers in the gutters. Then the sun came out and chased the clouds away. Two days later, we got … Continue reading

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Growing Up

It’s been the rainiest October in a long, long time here in Phoenix. And, really, all I can say is “Yay!” I love the rain. We have a metal awning that protects our pool equipment from the blazing sun and … Continue reading

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Gardens

One word can have lots of meanings. Take garden for example. My niece-in-law is British and uses the term to convey any backyard. For most Americans it refers to a formal botanical setting with flowers or an area devoted to … Continue reading

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I thought I was being clever

The hubbinator and I have been working on our backyard.  You know, turning it into something other than a bare patch of dirt. Before the heat kicked in, we invested in 5 new plants. 2 rose bushes 1 lavender bush … Continue reading

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Murder, He Wrote

We have a little white board on our refrigerator to remind us to pick up things at the store. The hubbinator wrote this on the board. Naturally, I read that the hubbinator wanted shears from HoDe’s but then underneath I … Continue reading

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Are You Listening?

Lately, I’ve been accumulating podcasts. Podcasts on gardening and writing. In other words, things I find interesting and useful. Trouble is, I haven’t be actually listening to them. In part, it’s because my truck doesn’t have Bluetooth so I can … Continue reading

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