Some process photos of the first few stages of front lawn-to garden-transition. There were already two beds in front of the house, and the two freestanding boxes when we moved in. I removed the sod, dug out the front beds, and made the wooden edging, staining it to match the boxes. I dug out the […]
So the plants just keep getting bigger and bigger, and the light they need keeps expanding. Our new house is close to the homes beside it, so the side windows get very little light. It’s long and narrow, back windows facing northwest, and the front window facing southeast. Southeast, but with a sunroom blocking it. […]
Our sunroom is south facing, and none of the windows open. I scraped the sunroom, primed and repainted the frames, ceiling and walls to cover up some old water damage. This place needs a replacement in the future, so I painted the walls a deep purple, to cover up some texture. I added the long […]
A Big Thing is happening. Or at this point, has happened. This summer our cases dropped to zero, and we coasted until they pushed back up to critical levels. We bought an urban cottage in that low interim, a whirlwind of masks, houses, packing and cleaning in a matter of weeks to get in before […]
Where are all my ladybugs? every summer I let my dill go to flower and allure all of the pretty red ladies to my flowers to lay their eggs. Their babies, gross larve with long legs, eat a truly incredible volume of aphids and spider mites. This year we have none. The bees just found […]
The magic of soil, water and sunshine creating a new ecosystem. Bees and monarch eating nectar, aphids and spider mites eating the leaves, lady bugs and wasps eating the aphids and spiders (and staying out of our drinks).
Sprouting, growing, eating, thriving, seeding, dying, drying.
I bought African Marigolds this year by accident, but the happiest accident. I’m just trying to blend in and not make too many waves
Growing Forms Fuzzy and Prickly, Smooth and rough, soft and hard, air and earth. Cacti and plants living in pots with decorative yarn outsides, soft and prickly, smooth and fuzzy. Containing nature through structure and forms. Wool, Soil, Living Plants. 2018
Growing Forms Fuzzy and Prickly, Smooth and rough, soft and hard, air and earth. Cacti living in textile and soil pods, watered through the permeable layer of crochet wool containing roots and soil. Containing nature through structure and forms. Wool, Soil, Living Plants. 2018
When I was a kid, I loathed gardening. I grew up in a rural area of Prince Edward Island and my parents are really into maintaining their four big gardens full of vegetables. As a kid, my take on gardening was having to weed gardens, shovel top soil and make relish and pickles that I […]