Thursday, June 21, 2012

Baking soda can kill weeds?

I had no idea that baking soda was this useful. Apparently it can kill weeds, kill crabgrass, and prevent powdery mildew. I'm stocking up!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

In bloom

Astilbe - Despite everyone telling me these are shade plants, this one does just fine in full sun.

Echinacea purpurea "Green Envy"

Echinacea, Callirhoe involucrata (winecups), Easter lily

Stokesia laevis "Klaus Jelitto" (Stoke's aster)

Monday, June 18, 2012


I somehow missed this dahlia tuber last fall when digging them out to overwinter. Thanks to our mild winter, it survived to give me a lovely surprise this spring.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

First veggie crop of the summer

My neighbor and I are fortunate enough to share two veggie garden plots a couple of blocks away at a community garden. We planted pretty early and our efforts were rewarded this weekend with a nice harvest of food:

Saturday, June 2, 2012


Callirhoe involucrata, winecups. They're so abundant that it's hard to walk up the front steps without stepping on them.