Does anyone know what this is? (Click for a larger view). It has silvery, deeply cut leaves reminiscent of a chrysanthemum, but my gardening partners swear it’s a weed (the loooooong root/runner does attest to some potential evilness, I have to admit). It’s a pity, because it’s so pretty that I’d like to leave it […]
Archive for April, 2007
The weather looks like it will finally break in a couple days – it just has to! It’s almost May! – and my Daydream tulips are perking up again. The Daydream tulips are probably my favorite tulip; they open a pale butter yellow and slowly tinge themselves apricot and tangerine. The 5 I planted three […]
A potted gardenia has bloomed for me for the first time ever. This single blossom perfumes our entire guest room with its sweet, creamy, tropical smell; it’s strangely and exotically out of place next to the daffodils shivering just on the other side of the window glass. I have plans to transplant it outside in […]
But at least this image basically describes how I’m feeling today anyway. It’s wet, it’s raining, it’s grey, and I know I’m going to have to spend approximately four hours tomorrow bailing out my potato pond again. I spent all morning cleaning hard – I scrubbed the house to a sparkle, I even windexed the […]
This is what I chose to replicate for my first stained glass project ever. I love poppies. I love Arts & Crafts-style stuff. Perfect! Except that it was way, way, too advanced. Look at all those curves! Look at those tiny fiddly bits! I know that now. So… this is what it came out looking […]
Another reason to be proud of community gardener’s efforts to provide our families with homegrown, organic produce at the cost of the sweat of our brows. Blogs Beth: I learned in one of my classes [at the Northeast Organic Farming Association conference] that on average it takes ten calories of fossil fuel to get one […]
A week of temperatures reaching into the 80’s, and now this? Beautiful, but… pray for my newly planted lettuces.
Josh says it best. -laugh-
A few members of the Greenbelt Pottery Guild, myself included, did a reduction firing down in Mt. Rainier a few weeks ago and just got the results back on Wednesday. You can see a slightly larger photo here. We had no idea what our glazes, designed for oxidation firing (electric: think an oven that can […]
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