Just a girl with a hammer
My 1938 pre-war ranch was a foreclosure I bought in 2009. It had been vacant for four years and neglected for at least ten. There was half a garage door, a non-functional sink in the bathroom, a mildewing basement, the original furnace (which no longer functioned), a new roof but no gutters, and a cracked kitchen floor.
I'm fixing almost everything myself but my real passion is gardening.
We are officially no-mow in the front yard
- Published on Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Authors: HeatherIn the list of Things I've Spent the Majority of My Life Doing, removal of sod is quickly catching up to sleeping, reading, and perusing the Annie's Annuals website. For the record, those latter three things are way more fun than sod removal.
Despite the fact that everyone I know loves smothering, I have not had good results with...
Garden bloggers' bloom day July 2014
- Published on Wednesday, 16 July 2014
The winner of the ANLD tour tickets!
- Published on Friday, 27 June 2014
Want to attend the 2014 ANLD Tour?
- Published on Monday, 23 June 2014
Authors: HeatherI had the good fortune to attend a sneak peek of this year's Association of Northwest Landscaper Designers' (ANLD) Tour, which will take place next Saturday, June 28th. Six gardens were showcased, with designers flexing their muscles to combat challenges like tiny urban plots, bad drainage, and the need for a beautiful garden that...
Garden bloggers' bloom day June 2014
- Published on Monday, 16 June 2014
Authors: HeatherI was reading some snarky garden article the other day about the overuse of salvia by landscape designers and I looked out into my yard in horror . . . you guys, I have SO much salvia. In my defense, I was sent 21 of them by High Country Gardens in the weirdest order mix-up ever, but I've still got a lot that are my doing.
Getting that privacy back
- Published on Thursday, 12 June 2014
Competing for natives
- Published on Wednesday, 21 May 2014
Authors: HeatherBefore I bought my house I knew I wanted a garden; in fact I kept announcing to people, "I need a big yard because I'm a gardener." I had but one season of vegetable gardening under my belt but I just knew I was destined for great plant lust.
I'd never landscape gardened before so I checked out every single gardening book from...
Garden bloggers' bloom day, May 2014
- Published on Friday, 16 May 2014
Agita in the garden
- Published on Monday, 05 May 2014
Authors: HeatherMy elderly next-door neighbor recently went into assisted living and her grand-niece sold her home to some friends who want to start a business flipping homes. I'm very relieved that the home isn't going to fall into developer hands, which would result in the house being torn down and replaced with two or three skinny houses. This...
Garden bloggers' bloom day April 2014
- Published on Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Authors: HeatherNote to self: everything that was blooming last year at this time is blooming now.
With our crazy winter, my garden's timing is a little off from last year. My camassia and lewisia were a tiny bit later than last year to bloom.
Camassia leichtlinii 'Blue Danube'