One of our harbingers of spring is the cheerful and expressive marsh marigold. Even in subdued light, the bright yellow reminds us that warmer days are on their way. This clip is from April of 2014, early morning.
One of the most common questions I hear this time of year is “When should I prune my trees”. The simple answer is anytime the temperature is above 18 degrees F. As a young contract pruner in the apple orchards of north central Washington, I would wait impatiently with the pruning crew in the early […]
This photo seems to depict our new greenhouse without a roof, but the illusion is caused by the window reflection.
During a visit to my dentist in March I noticed a mature but fairly small crabapple tree laying over horizontally on the ground. Excess moisture from the roof valley apparently loosened the tree’s grip in the soil. Roots seemed to be intact, so I suggested to my dentist the possibility of raising the tree and […]
Songbirds have returned! I simply set the BirdCam on a tripod and let it shoot automatically.
We planted four rows of early greens and a row of peas – mid February! It’s forty degrees outside and a very toasty eighty-five degrees in the greenhouse. These seeds will sprout quickly!