Fall

When Everyone Is Watching: Garden Design for Non-Designers

By | 2018-02-20T20:41:10+00:00 November 19th, 2015|

A front-and-center garden puts artwork on display and invites accolades or criticism. I've got nothing but accolades for this Oregon homeowner. Designing a garden is a humbling experience, period. But when your design is instantly on display because you are planting an entrance or a driveway, it’s a worrying experience. And, [...]

It’s Time to Get Serious About Your Vegetables

By | 2018-02-20T20:41:10+00:00 October 17th, 2015|

What once was Melones Reservoir in Calaveras County. If you look closely you can see the old bridge once covered by a hundred feet of water. I’m writing from California this week. My whereabouts are usually not relevant in an age of laptops, Wi-Fi cafes and toilet texting, but this week they are, [...]