In the late 80’s and early 90’s I managed Stoneridge Golf Club in Blanchard, Idaho. As a longtime “organic fanatic”, I was determined to develop strategies and techniques that would allow a drastic reduction in chemical use. I wrote about my experience and had the article published in Golf Course Management magazine. I recently scanned […]
This awesome garden art was a gift from my children a number of years ago. It always reminds me to take nothing too seriously – “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”.
Here’s a short greenhouse construction slideshow. The time frame is from about late September to present (12-7-14).
The Farmers Insurance building at the corner of Hwy 2 and Hwy 57 in Priest River, Idaho was demolished today. None of the materials were saved…just crushed by a huge machine. A lot of materials were wasted that could have been used for Habitat for Humanity.
We grow a good supply of carrots for fresh eating and juicing throughout the winter. We’ve found that a tall glass of carrot juice makes a very satisfying and nutritious evening meal without overloading our digestive system. Delicious juice! This first carrot harvest is from a 40′ row planted in spring – two more 40′ […]
This is a beautiful, though fleeting, time of year in our landscape. Viburnum, maple, birch, grasses and perennials put on a show before going dormant for our long winter.
These Tribute and Tristar strawberries have produced extremely well all season. These varieties are day neutral, meaning that day length does not affect flowering and production. Early in the season, the Cedar Waxwings decided to feast on them, so we built a “tunnel” covered with bird netting. After a few weeks, the birds soon moved […]
The very cheerful Marsh Marigold has again brightened our spring. Starting from just one plant, the colony has multiplied to five or six. Yes, you could say it is invasive, but I simply discourage it after it flowers by cutting back often, throughout the season.