Monday, February 2, 2015

So Many Plants are Waking Up

 Welcome February, and no matter what that groundhog in Pennsylvania said, spring is definitely making its ways to Boise. My first flower of the season: a dandelion. Incredible! And great food for any insects always waking up.
 This is stonecrop, a sedum, sending up new growth. Many other types of sedum are evergreen.
 Strawberries! Yum.
I found daffodils poking up under leaf litter, along with tulips. Love the pink on these leaves.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Leaves = Food for the Lawn

And it's free food. Just mince up the leaves with your lawn mower. All the little pieces will be gone by spring. I promise!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Lavender Ready for Sachets

Lavender harvested during the summer is ready to be stuffed into dryer sachets. There is a little more to harvest this week.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Nov 2nd and Picking Tomatoes

Latest harvest since I've been gardening in West Boise. Our average last frost date is the first week in October.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Mortgage Lifter Heart-Shaped Tomato

So thankful we haven't had a hard frost yet. My tomatoes are finally ripening. This beauty weighed it at more than 2 lbs.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Ladybug Sisters

Big sister larva and little sister larva on the underside of a geum (avens) leaf.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Tenants Have Moved In

One of my experimental insect hotels has residents. Likely, babies, but I don't know what kind of babies....yet.