Here are the survivors of my own sporadic home gardening attentions, the slug attacks, and a very dry August! I swear, I take better care of my clients’ gardens, but my own often gets a little droopy looking in the hot summer weather when I’m most busy. (I also plant a lot of things inContinue reading “late summer harvest from my tiny urban farm”
There are neighborhood garden tours all over the city and region. Wonderful inspiration for design or remodel projects that “normal” people can accomplish in urban residential settings. Go! Info here: http://depts.washington.edu/hortlib/calendar/tours_sales.php Then call us with ideas.
These storm clouds over Elliott Bay & Bainbridge Island underscore the drama and variability of this season. Keeps us gardeners in our boots and rain gear, with cracked fingers and grubby fingernails, but this is when plants really take off! And these beautiful new leaves, striking even at night as thisContinue reading “late spring dispatch”
Join us at the 2012 Green Home Tour Saturday Expo! Saturday, April 21 2012 from 10am to 4pm at Green Depot Seattle Presented as a part of the NW EcoBuilding Guild’s Green Home Tour, Green Depot’s Saturday Expo is the year’s event for connecting with green product experts, home energy auditors, living wall installers, solarContinue reading “HAZEL at Green Expo, Sat. 4/21 with NW EcoBuilding Guild and Green Depot”
This month has come in like a lion but any new seeds you sow will start doing their thing regardless, as the days lengthen and the temperatures climb (however imperceptibly). For us, March has much of the same potential for freshness, bounty (and creativity) in the new growing season that comes with the new year.Continue reading “MARCH!”
Nettles and collards are two seasonal greens that we’ve been enjoying recently, and both are easily grown and harvested at this time of year. They can satisfy that craving for a big bowl of greens, be worked into familiar recipes or served as a side.
This article showed up in the Seattle Times’ Home and Garden section, detailing the benefits of edible landscaping and offering a few simple tips to get you going. While growing edibles in our gardens and yards makes a lot of sense in our gentle climate, it’s nice to see the trend moving around the countryContinue reading “Edible Landscaping in the News”
Seattle’s annual Northwest Flower and Garden Show is this weekend, February 8-12. We will be there, soaking up good ideas and networking with fellow designers and builders, but we don’t have a display or table. There are lots of good seminars about edible gardening, as well as some informative programming about creating garden space forContinue reading “Visit Seattle’s Northwest Flower and Garden Show, February 8-12, 2012”
January has been a down time for us and February sees us back at the drawing board, checking out garden catalogs and plant sale dates, and sprucing up tools for a new season. There may be frost on the chard leaves but inside are little pea plants sprouting in egg shells. This year I willContinue reading “February = Spring, Part I”