Thursday, May 27, 2010

Plants for Sale

I have some plants for sale. They are in 4" pots and some 1 gal. containers.

Cosmos are a standard in any garden. These are a variety of colors. Full sun and moderate water. Check out for more information.

Russian Sage. This is a beautiful shrub but it must be kept under control. Once established, it needs no water. Plant it in direct sun and in poor soil. Check out for more information.

Bee Balm is a very hardy herb with many uses. Check out for more information. The 4" plants will grow and produce bee-loving blooms all summer.

Prices: 4" pots $2.50 each
1 gal. $5.00 each

I have many more. Please feel free to ask me what all is available.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Gulf Oil Spill

I wonder if they could use compost in those booms? It's biologically active, loves carbon, won't harm the environment like dispersant.

Here's a blog from San Francisco concerning the gulf coast catastrophe:

This is big folks. Let's not be complacent.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Fun with Recycling part 4

Here are some new examples of what can be done with recycled lumber.

This is a custom "dutch" double gate made to fit a newly constructed block wall. The tops open to let the sunset in while keeping the dogs in the courtyard.

This is a much simpler gate. The problem here was installation.

Both gates are made with Douglas fir scrap lumber using mortise and tenon techniques.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Mother's Day

In honor of those who gave of their life so that we might experience ours, I am adopting a new ritual: I will now plant my warm season seeds on Mother's Day. What better way to remind myself of the beautiful cycle of birth, nurturing, and reward that started and continues with my mother?