Do you ever find life repeats itself?

I am busy right now potting up plants for people, germinating native plants, putting in Purple Passion Asparagus, Red Haven Peach, American Plum, Elderberry, Aronia Berries, Brazel Berry Blueberry, Triple Crown + Chester Blackberries, strawberries, Honey Berries, and Hinnomaki Red Gooseberry. I have not had any time to sit down to write a post or…

I’ll trade you a bucket of lawn for a bucket of pea gravel!

  These photos are from Houzz.com and  on occasion I will visit this website to be inspired when I am working on our Urban Potager. This spring I have been busy adding more edible plants and natives while learning to landscape with pea gravel. I have found pea gravel to work well in our urban oasis since…

Elementary my dear,it is a citified kitchen garden

Since I first learned to read I have been a big mystery fan. I love the challenge of trying to figure out “who done it.” I do not watch too much tv, but what TV I do watch is many mysteries. I am a big fan since childhood of Sherlock Holmes, so when they have…

In the MUCK of life perseverance prevails!

In the MUCK of life beauty comes forth from periods of hardship and boy has this winter been a hardship in our gardens.We have had one of the longest, coldest, + most snow fallen in decades. After weeks of below freezing winter, the muck in our life can last too long and it seems as…

An Urban Oasis..what is that?

It is dipping below zero weather around here, and I am spending a lot of time with seed catalogs, reading blogs of others that live in warmer places, admiring their gardens, food growing, + pondering what will next year be like in our Urban Potager…well, it will be an Urban Oasis…what is that? This thought…