April 3rd, 2012

Spring Planting

We have recently started up with the Portland Audobon’s Backyard Habitat Certification Program and picked up plants from one of their seasonal sales this last weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

October 28th, 2011

Putting Up / Winding Down

As the season transitions, many weekends have been filled with marathon canning sessions, putting up the last of the season’s bounty, as well as getting the garden prepared for the winter. Other than an early experiment with pickled carrots, this is the first season that I have undertaken pickling and preserving with seriousness, and I’m hooked! Read the rest of this entry »

July 31st, 2011

Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers

This weekend we harvested our first batch of garlic, and we’re pretty sold on having it as a regular in our garden. Read the rest of this entry »

July 18th, 2011

Summer?

Despite the cool rainy weather, our ecoroofs are telling us that summer may in fact be here. Read the rest of this entry »

June 10th, 2011

Competition

This time last year, there were portions of our yard that were either completely barren or choked with weeds, and as we get everything into shape we are developing strategies for keeping everything from getting out of control. Read the rest of this entry »

May 25th, 2011

The other side of the sidewalk

Now that our yard is beginning to take shape, this summer and fall is our time to tackle our park strips in earnest. Read the rest of this entry »

May 20th, 2011

Things in Bloom

Western Red Columbine in our front has begun to bloom. Read the rest of this entry »

April 24th, 2011

Spring Photos

Spring is beginning to finally set in after a very cold and we March and April. Read the rest of this entry »

February 26th, 2011

Yet More Yard Work

Lemon Blossoms

These last few weeks we have done a lot to wrangle our yard into shape for the spring and are beginning to get starts ready for the garden. Read the rest of this entry »

February 7th, 2011

More Garden Work

With another weekend came a new pile of garden prep and tree planting. Read the rest of this entry »

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