Tag Archives: rain barrels

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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Here comes the rain: Barrels, clotheslines, firing up the furnace, and chocolate zucchini bread

Summer in Seattle is short and can end abruptly.  In the last week, we’ve gone from days in the 80s to barely hitting 60, with lots of rain to boot. The change in weather has impact on many aspects of … Continue reading

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It’s do or die time and a rhododendron’s life hangs in the balance

We’re slogging through the dryest time of the year in the Pacific Northwest.  Of course, I’m sure posting something about our dry spell will lead to an immediate downpour.  But right now it is dry and I’m starting to see which … Continue reading

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