Tracking the Sun

Do you know where your sun is?

Spring Equinox Sunrise on the Olympics
Spring Equinox Sunrise on the Olympics - the view from our backyard

We have reached that turning point, all things being equal, which, of course, they are not – when day equals night and darkness turns to light.… Read more

A Case of March Madness

Bare-root Mock Orange Plants
Bare-root mock orange (Philadelphus lewisii) is a native plant that will fill the air with the heavy scent of oranges with a hint of pineapple, a magnet for birds, bees, and butterflies. Not only that, but the bark and leaves contain saponins, which, mixed with water, make a gentle natural soap!
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16 Days Until Spring

That’s right, folks. Things are waking up out there. Like, they’re on caffeine, as only plants in the Pacific Northwest can be. I think it’s in the groundwater. Seriously. Here’s a quick backyard survey (if you click on the photo, you’ll get a bigger view).… Read more