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Diary of a Red Gum – February 2015

In late January and through February the river red gum in front of our house revealed a very welcome secret – it is carrying dual crops. 285 more words

River Red Gums


Hyötykasviyhdistys is Finland’s biggest garden association. And I just found out that they have a brand new website which I’ve waited for a long time. It looks amazing and there’s some awesome stuff there (the only negative is that it’s only in Finnish but then again, this is association about Finnish plants and gardening). 273 more words


Telling Tales To The Wind

The mole is a unit of measurement, which is defined thus: the mass of substance containing the same number of fundamental units as there are atoms in exactly 12.000g of carbon. 415 more words

Once Upon A

Letting The Seed Die

With Lent here and Easter on the way, it’s a good time to talk about sowing again. Why? Because sowing involves laying down a life (the seed), burying it, letting it die, waiting and then experiencing rebirth and harvest. 75 more words

March 3, 2015

One of the pleasures of my life in Los Angeles is walking in the mornings along the reservoir that gives our neighborhood its name, Silver Lake. 408 more words

Drought-tolerant Garden

Ordering Seeds - A Winter Ritual

Each winter I sit down and inventory my remaining seeds and then begin the difficult task of limiting the new seeds that I will order.  I tend to order from companies close to where I live and my favorite is Territorial Seed.   223 more words


Protein Bombs

I love to snack and more than that, I love a snack that will cure those annoying hunger pains you might get in between meals or while you are on a long run. 248 more words