Thursday, June 28, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
I wanted to spend some quality time with my kids and their friends on these long summer days. So, I took a break from my attempts to catch up on weeding and found creative inspiration right outside our front door. To mark the changing of the season, we made a “solstice compass”. We harvested some willow, made a cross to represent the 4 directions, and connected the ends of the cross to form a circle (or at least a semblance of a circle). Foraging in the garden, we harvested chamomile, thyme, valerian, penstemon, snapdragons, and verbena to give it some color.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
|Heuchera maxima, credit: Anne Weinberger|
I might as well tell you right upfront that I’m a plant fanatic. So please don’t get all glassy eyed if I carry on about the rainbow of new California sticky monkey flower hybridsor how every time I spot a madrone tree alongside a hiking trail I stop to stroke its sensuously smooth mahogany bark, dreaming of planting yet another variety of its sexy—and more garden-worthy—manzanita cousins in my own private patch.