My fellow Minneapolis houseblogger, StuccoHouse, has me inspired! She just replaced a pair of aluminum combination storm windows with solid wood storms and they look fabulous. Shamelessly following her lead, I just completed the online price quote request for three wooden combination storm/screen windows from Adams Architectural Wood Products. These new windows would be for […]
Our thumbs were expecially green when we planted the veggie garden over the Memorial Day weekend. We try to recycle as much as we can here and we’re always on the lookout for a new idea to try. The green gardening started with saving some volunteer cilantro that had sprouted up in the garden plot […]
Cleaned up XHTML errors on the main page. It should speed things up a bit.
If only my nursery renovation was making progress like my gardening! Due to today’s rain, the veggie garden is only half-tilled, waiting for the rain to stop so I can finish turning and enriching the soil in preparation for the tomatoes, eggplants, beans, and other goodies waiting patiently in their flats. By contrast, the landscape […]
Who says weeding is boring? The other day while I was weeding the side garden, I lifted up the sedum ground cover to get at the root of some stray grass. But instead of dirt, there was (surprise!) the big hole pictured here.
The end is near! It’s raining pigeon eggs! What a cruel harbinger of apocolyptic events soon to unfold! Or maybe the pigeons are trying unsuccessfully to build nests on my roof in the places I installed bird spikes last year. I suppose that’s a credible explanation, too.
Our boulevard is thick with dandelions this spring and I have been looking for a good non-chemical tool to clear them out. I already have a hand-held weeding tool, but for an area this large, I really wanted something I could use standing up. On a walk through the neighborhood the other day, I saw […]
My friend and fellow blogger, Aaron, and I spent a few hours today hanging out at the Living Green Expo at the state fairgrounds in St. Paul. The Expo features ideas for better environmental stewardship for nearly an aspect of life, but I was particularly interested in the resources for homeowners. Even with a grandstand […]
About this time last year I planted three crabapple trees and three spirea bushes in the back garden. A reader named Lisa who is considering some crabapples for her yard asked me to provide an update and some pictures of my plantings one year later.