Water: The Gift of Life

It’s raining!  We’re so short of normal rain for the year plus the extremely high temperatures we’ve been experiencing are drying everything out. Just a brief rain shower is enough to get me excited, although they haven’t...

A (Very) Useful Weed

We cleared land and built our house. The first year here everything was so bare! But in the un-landscaped rubble rose several beautiful spires of MulleinVerbascum thapsus.  Mullein is generally found in very poor, disturbed and dry soil and can...

Ahhh, Lavender

I’ve been trying to ring my garden with Lavender … it’s one of the plants the local deer and bunnies don’t seem to like. I thought a full ring might keep the critters away from the other goodies and look rather pretty at...