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Gardening At Night Part 4

Before I share the rest with you, I just wanted to say thank you so much for all the sweet birthday wishes you posted yesterday for Oliva.

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Water gardens

This morning I discovered some water gardens that I hadn’t seen before.

Just down the street from where our ryokan is, plastic buckets with tiny gold fish swimming in muddy water have some kind of small water lilys starting to stick up above the water level. 75 more words


Gardening At Night Part 3

Take Cover.

Ground cover. First I tried this scotch moss that quickly died out but not before I was able to pave a winding walkway. Yes I placed each pebble and river rock by hand. 90 more words


Gardening At Night Part 2

My education in gardening began the day I started treatment for major depressive disorder. My prior relationship with plants went something like this, once a year I’d get an image in my head of a flourishing vibrant patch of dirt from which something like this would appear: 353 more words


Gardening At Night Part 1

I wrote a little bit about my 2nd deep sea plunge into major depression a while ago when I was still navigating the waters. I’m so happy to at least have my head above sea level at this point; not sure I will ever feel completely dry but at least I can breathe now that I’m no longer pinned beneath the waves. 384 more words


I can honestly say that Spring is my favorite season, but then ask me again when it’s Summer, Fall or Winter!


A Simple Trick to Save Water, Save $ and Save the Planet

California faces its most severe drought emergency in decades; we are now in our 3rd consecutive year of below-normal rainfall. Governor Jerry Brown has called for Californians to reduce water use by 20 percent voluntarily, and mandatory rationing could be ordered soon so that homes, businesses and farms don’t run dry over the summer. 233 more words

Eco Info

Neil Doherty reblogged this on Take A Stand.