July 31, 2-14

Meditation My sunflowers are like a miniature city at this time of year. The sunflowers themselves are skyscrapers with many levels. Honeybees, native bees and bumblebees zoom from blossom to blossom. Wasps and hoverflies cruise the leaves in search of prey, while Goldfinches perch on ripe seed heads. Green beans form a more somber tower, […]

July 10, 2014

Meditation Spring always goes fast, but this year’s feels like a record. We’re already into the kind of hot, sweaty weather we don’t usually expect until August. The heat wave seemed so much earlier that I checked my garden journal. To my surprise, I found that last year we had temperatures near 100 right around […]

July 3, 2014

Meditation If your area is currently experiencing drought, as much of the US is, native wildflowers can be a great pick for your garden. They generally take less water than the usual flowering plants. They put on a show much longer than the others. Likewise, if your climate is rainy, or you have boggy soils, […]