Monthly Archives: October 2008

Photo album: Creative use of umbrellas, new raised beds, wine barrel planters, and metal roof

We’ve had a number of projects going lately and I wanted to share the results of some of this work.  Here goes in a quick photo album. New raised beds and wine barrel planters Gardeners must be among the most … Continue reading

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Finally, some energy reduction progress and RIP Blondie

At the mid-point each month, I look forward to getting our energy bill to see if any of our energy-saving measures are starting to pay off.  So far, I’ve only seen small improvements.  This month, however, the improvements are noticeable.  … Continue reading

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When times are scary, head to the garden

These have been a tough few weeks.  I caught a bad cold a few weeks ago and am still recovering.  I had to fly to NYC on a business trip and I am not exactly a good flier.  And of course, … Continue reading

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