A Great Year for Puffballs!

Wow – I went for decades without finding a puffball and then BAM! This year has been phenomenal. All the stars – and weather – have aligned to allow these miracles of nature to spring from the ground in great numbers. Like giant snowballs that...

Custom Fountain

We wanted a water feature for our new garden in the backyard. Although we live in a tranquil neighborhood about 1/4 mile from a two lane state highway, the river valley acts like an echo chamber, so we have more traffic noise than you’d think. The sound of water...

The Tale of Three Gardens

Well that was a lot of work! Garden plans always sound easy and doable when it’s still snowing outside don’t they? After your friend shows up with the sod cutter (which only took less than a 1/2 hour) you suddenly realize that you’re facing the...

Grandpa’s Weeder – a Revew

This weeder may have been around since 1913, but it’s new to me. We prefer not use weed killer on our lawn, but we want to keep the dandelion population at bay, so I was excited to run across this weeder on the internet. There are others similar to...
Ah, The Allusive Morel

Ah, The Allusive Morel

I’m green with envy of my friends who find morels. Especially when they find them by the pounds worth! I’ve tried to find them over the years, but I’ve been unsuccessful. I’ve read about what to look for. I’ve tromped through the...

What a show!

42 days ago my Dendrobium orchid started to bloom. There was snow falling and looking at the blooms brightened my spirits. There are three stems and I hoped all three would bear blooms. And today…….Let me just say……....
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