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Make peace with weedy invaders | Sowin 'n' the Trowel

  • May 11, 2016 at 5:00PM

In winter I like to play outside in the snow just long enough to make a snow angel, build a snowman or throw a few snowballs, and then I’m done and ready for the ice and cold to go away. During the summer I can’t wait for the blistering heat to dissipate and the rain to return so I can stop fretting about my garden turning to ash right before my eyes. And in the fall, I’m counting the days until the monsoons end and the sun peeks once more through the clouds.

 

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Another weekend, another round of fundraisers to attend | Rockin' a Hard Place

  • May 4, 2016 at 5:00PM

It’s been a beautiful spring weekend on the Rock. Sun was out, flowers were in bloom, farmers’ markets were bustling, sailboats and kayaks were out, lawns were mowed. And, of course, there were at least five non-profit fundraising events to attend up and down the island. Make that at least six. There was one wine-and-cheese affair I didn’t receive an invitation to. How did that happen?

Big plans for a small orchard | Sowin 'n' the Trowel

  • Apr 21, 2016 at 4:00PM

Once I had the space ready and the deer fencing in place, the time came to tackle the task of choosing the perfect trees to plant. In this column I’ll share with you what choices I made and why.

Get up the nerve to serve, preserve Ebey’s Reserve | Rockin' a Hard Place

  • Apr 20, 2016 at 9:46AM

When you live on the Rock, it is almost impossible not to volunteer. Hardly a day goes by without some opportunity to do something good for someone around here.

Growing tree fruit can become a sweet adventure | Sowin 'n' the trowel

  • Mar 31, 2016 at 9:44AM

I’ll admit I got a little spoiled this past fall. When you’re weeding beneath a tree practically dripping with ripe fruit and the homeowner tells you to help yourself, what does any sane person do? You know it. You reach up and avail yourself of succulent pears, juicy apples and peaches to die for.

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