Remember last week when I said this week I’d continue with part II. Well, I’m to hell and gone from Cartagena. We’d been waiting on our contractor for a patio project, then suddenly the crew touched down. They’re making terrific progress, and we love it. (More on that later.)
To think of the plants I’ve babied along, knowing in a dim corner of my brain that its days are numbered. But once the synapses fire in earnest, stand back. Mind you, I don’t always record the before scenario–because once I get it in my head it’s okay to get the ax, I need to act fast–in case I lose my nerve. Funny, the things that nudge me down the gardening path. No straight logical line. How about with you?
We want to wish our cohort Loree all the best as she sets sail for new shores. It’s been a grand adventure working with her, and we’re thrilled with everything we’ve accomplished together. With Loree’s help, we built from just an idea, to a robust online catalog of some 34,000 plants and 80 contributing nurseries.
And of course, we’ll be keeping an eye on Loree at danger garden. Not to mention, we know where she lives.
They say all good things must come to an end, right? No, I don’t accept that, but “change is inevitable – change is constant” that one I believe. After 6 amazing years the time has come for me to move on from plantlust.com. Time for a change – but even when the change is one you’ve initiated it can still be bittersweet. (more…)
We’re getting a terrific break in weather out here in the Pacific Northwest. It’s perfect for gardening–coolish, cloudy mornings, and sunny afternoons. Yesterday, we had rain, and it’s supposed to last a few days–much to the chagrin of William, the household autosport enthusiast. 2016 Vintage Races at Portland International Raceway this weekend.
My first visit to this garden, that of Bob Hyland and Andrew Beckman, was back in 2014. I figured a couple of years gone by it would be interesting to see it again. Visiting gardens over time, and watching them mature and the inevitable changes take place, is a benefit of living in a community of generous gardeners. (more…)
How could I have even considered taking out our apple tree?
This is why you shouldn’t make big decisions after you first move into a place. Ms. Mulch Maid discouraged me mightily, and I’m glad she did. No matter how determined I was at times to get that tree gone, Ms. Mulch’s opinion always held sway.