My daughter is out back yelling at the birds for stealing her, "big fat strawberry."
Moles – with the help of rabbits, birds and rats – have killed my garden. I don’t mean they killed a few plants here and there. I mean, utter destruction. Continue Reading →
While we might live in the Arizona desert, our back yard is quite verdant. The top picture shows white-flowered, thorny vines growing on top of our neighbor’s Ficus. I am Continue Reading →
Despite the great weather, Arizona is not the easiest place to garden. Sure, there are two growing seasons, but the soil. oh, the soil. While some parts of the Phoenix Continue Reading →
When the kids and I set up our garden, we had a distinct problem: the soil underneath was hard as a rock. For those who never heard of it, “Caliche Continue Reading →
Despite attacks from leaf miners, caterpillars, aphids and a rabbit, our little garden is trying to grow. In the front, are cucumbers and watermelon. The larger plants close to the Continue Reading →
Over the last few years, I’ve desperately wanted a garden, but there’s always been a problem. In Chicago, all we had was a wind-swept balcony. Plants grew well enough until Continue Reading →
E-mail I just sent to my wife: So there’s this lady who comes to work once a week to water the plants. Today she was spraying something on them that Continue Reading →