Building Mycorrhizea

I've often harped on the benefits of wood chips, particularly how it helps prosuce vast networks of fungal Mycorhizea. But this also includes my love of bragging about the high quality soil it produces as a result. I wanted to post some photos that give a bit more detail to what I mean.

Vegetable garden redux

Those that have read my blog from the "Six on Saturday" following will probably have noticed I have not been on here for some time with the SoS posts. There are quite a number of reasons: New baby coming Lot's of home DIY remodeling (installed new windows, sliding glass door, flooring, painting, etc) Trying not … Continue reading Vegetable garden redux

Six on Saturday – 07/21/2018

Another "Six on Saturday" - thanks to https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com, the originator, for the inspiration! This summer has been fairly mild, but there have been some pretty dry and hot bouts that have browned out many patches of grass and caused crisping of leaves here and there. I've watered every day simply because I've got so many … Continue reading Six on Saturday – 07/21/2018

Pleasing combination plantings from the garden

Here are some recent photos from the garden highlighting some combinations I'm particularly happy with. I'll hopefully try to add more and be a bit more regular with interesting landscape aesthetics, but for now these two caught my eye. Below is a festuca glauca 'Elijah blue' grass, sedum 'sunsparkler dazzleberry', and Berberis thungbergii atropurpurea 'Rose … Continue reading Pleasing combination plantings from the garden

Six on Saturday – 07/07

Another "Six on Saturday" - thanks to https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com, the originator, for the inspiration! 1. Heuchera 'peach parfait' My first heuchera plant, bought last year. It hasn't really exploded, but it keeps on trucking healthily. The grass here is taking over. It's only been a year though so I'm sure it will get much bigger. 2. … Continue reading Six on Saturday – 07/07

Six on Saturday – 06/23

Another "Six on Saturday" - thanks to https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com, the originator, for the inspiration! 1. Foxglove frenzy I never fancied the spiky (raceme) flower form of foxglove, lupin, or similar, but I think that's mostly because of how I saw them planted. The large clustered plantings don't work well with this style of flower - the … Continue reading Six on Saturday – 06/23

Six on Saturday – 06/16

Here's my latest sos update - thanks to https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com, the originator, for the inspiration! I vacillated between doing a grass theme and a mix of things, but since the vast majority of my perennials are not quite ready, grass seems appropriate. The variety of grasses I now "own" has actually kind of surprised me! Today … Continue reading Six on Saturday – 06/16

Six on Saturday – 06-02-2018

Here's my latest sos update - thanks to https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com for the inspiration! Having a few posts under my belt pretty much entirely dedicated to various yard activities, I decided to deviate a bit and actually show some of the cool plants themselves - that's what all the work is for anyway, right? 1. Valerian Root … Continue reading Six on Saturday – 06-02-2018

Six on Saturday – Memorial day weekend

Here's my latest sos update - thanks to https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com for the inspiration! 1. Lavender rescue Our family took a quick detour to a garage sale, where I snagged a few decrepit lavender in gallon pots, and proceeded to clean them up. $2 total, a steal! A bit of root trimming, a lot of top trimming … Continue reading Six on Saturday – Memorial day weekend

Six on Saturday – first attempt

EDIT: I wrote this last Saturday but (seemingly) forgot to publish! I've decided to try this whole "six on Saturday" thing. I realized that vegetative propagation is only a small part of what I enjoy, so I might as well include other things. Also, hat tip to https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com for the inspiration. 1. Planting pots I've … Continue reading Six on Saturday – first attempt