The Crackle of June Gardens

June ended with a hot sigh, the bricks of my patio searing under bare feet, crickets bounding out of the grass, the wood of the porch wicking up spilled water from the hose almost instantly. It is dry here in Northern California, ferociously, bitterly, intensely dry, and the whole garden is showing signs of it […]

In the Garden: Flowers!

It’s too early to plant things outdoors, although that didn’t stop me from seeding some marigolds, just because I could, just in time to watch them get totally hosed by the frost. Sigh. But, in brighter news, things that flower are starting to do their flowering thing, and it is rather exciting, because I like […]