Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Moss Garden at Midsummer

If someone had said to me in the fall of 2010, “These next two winters are going to be miserably cold, wet, and long.  You should totally get out there and garden like crazy almost every day!’  I’d have been … Continue reading

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All dried out

Last weekend my wife and I went to Leavenworth, a small town in a spectacular setting just east of the spine of the Cascades.  Fake Bavaria is home to such attractions as Der Dumm Hat Shoppe, Der Christmashausen, and Das … Continue reading

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Above it all

From about April until the first lifestyle guru plants black pansies into a sugar pie pumpkin, shelter magazines, your local paper, and gardening publications of all kinds will bludgeon you with How to Create an Outdoor Room, and How to Blur … Continue reading

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A place to land

You can’t always garden.  Sometimes you need to go inside and take your muddy Bogs off.  So I won’t have to hop around on one foot while I do that, I crafted a bench for our entry foyer: inspired by the glorious furnishings of George … Continue reading

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