Blooming Rosemary in January!

Rosemary blossoms
Ah, beloved Rosemary! I would grow you for no other reason than that you bloom in January!

Friday Photo!

Rosmarinus officinalis: I love everything about her. I love her woodsy scent. I love how the bees flock to her in summer.… Read more

Plant and Seed Quest 2013

Ok – so the truth is, I just cannot narrow it down. I have spent days and days looking at websites of different nurseries and purveyors of exotic seeds – and I have spent months and months reading about plants and planning different guild arrangements and compiling “wish lists” that rivaled the loving letters I used to send to Santa Claus – and I, much like our dear friends (ahm) in Congress, cannot seem to reconcile the expenses with the budget.… Read more

Seeds for Trade

Are you a seed saver?

I am sorting through the seeds I collected this last fall, and in the process, have gained a new appreciation for how clean the seeds are that come in little creative packets from companies both large and small. … Read more

Harvest Now for Holiday Gifts from the Garden!

Calendula blossoms make an awesome salve
We’ve had a few unseasonably warm days lately here on the Olympic Peninsula – the kind of days that made me think I could still plant a few cool-weather veggies in the greenhouse and conduct a little experiment with garlic bulbils (more about that later). … Read more

Pre-spring Garden and Wild Greens for the Pickin’


I used to be a huge fan of Euell Gibbons. Actually, I still am. Not sure how many remember him (he lived 1911 – 1975), but back in the early 70s when I was living in a one-room log cabin in the Alaskan wilderness (I kid you not), I took great pride in identifying wild edible plants.… Read more

Garden Fireworks

angelicaangelica-fireworksAn Angelica plant seems to be exploding in celebration! Happy Independence Day everyone!… Read more