Archive for January, 2011

Augie doggie doo in compost? Dillo Dirt? This week CTG, really.

Thursday, January 27th, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized | 9 Comments »

Well, golly. Did I ever mess up. I guess that's appropriate, considering this super question! For real, this week on CTG, Daphne answers Jean Wucher's question about using doggie doo in the compost pile. I got ahead of myself and posted ...

Moving Day + Tomatoes with Renee Studebaker

Thursday, January 27th, 2011 Posted in roses, tomatoes | 12 Comments »

Last Sunday's misty day had me moving. I ran around like crazy, since now's the perfect time to move trees, shrubs, hardy perennials, and roses that need a new spot. My garden diary reminds me that it was two years ...

Winter romance + Ikebana, the art of communion, slowing down

Thursday, January 20th, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized, garden design | 6 Comments »

Elation. That's how I felt last Saturday once the errands were done and I was free at last to fully absorb the rainy romantic day. And jot the magic numbers from the rain gauge into my garden diary. I get really drippy ...

Get set, prune, sort of + free design templates

Thursday, January 13th, 2011 Posted in garden design, pruning, vegetables, winter color | 9 Comments »

Sharpen those pruners! But the Chrysanthemum pacificum gets a reprieve for now. The Butterpat and Country Girl mums finally got a trim the day after Christmas to reduce their urban sprawl and entice their December buds to give it a tentative ...