Category Archives: home garden

Garden Tour 2015

I know, garden tour season is over as we enter the June gloom doldrums.  I’ve never been invited to take part in such an event, so I thought I’d give you a guided stroll through the mayhem that I call … Continue reading

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Desire Under the Oaks

One of the more frequent questions I get in my capacity as local plant nerd is what can I plant underneath my oak trees. Planting under oaks is tricky for a number of reasons.  First, they are large and evergreen, … Continue reading

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Nordhoff Peek

For the second year in a row I have the pleasure of working with Greg Lepine’s Environmental Fields Studies class at Nordhoff High School.  We’ve been learning all about plants and propagation and they’ve been busily trying to grow plants … Continue reading

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Garden Bloom of the Month – December

Way back in early 2012 (currently wrapping up my third year if you can believe it), I started this blog anticipating a flood of pictures from reader’s gardens and hikes.  These would feed the Rambler App, where you could hunt … Continue reading

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Ode to Stumpy

Sorry about the deafening silence lately.  Poor Luke tore his ACL last week and I’m just not in a Rambling state of mind.  The rain was awesome and I plan to start dragging the camera out on weekly wanders and … Continue reading

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Back to School

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GsnIMERdfU Unlike my recent rewatching of the cheesy 80’s Rodney Dangerfield (yes that’s Robert Downey Jr., Burt Young from Rocky and the dork from Christine) movie, this was enjoyable and rewarding.  I was back in Mr. Lepine’s Environmental Field Studies … Continue reading

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Currently Cooking in my Pots

The calendar for the month of February is up and bursting with outdoorsy goodness. As the big D continues to turn the screws on us reducing our landscape to 50 shades of brown I am striving to keep your minds … Continue reading

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