DOGgone Garden!

My oh my. Mother Nature has been good to us so far this gardening season. After a gorgeous long sun day, we had a gentle rain start right at bed time. It was so perfect, so soft, and just the right way to end the day. Our rain barrels were filled this morning, and all…

nothing better than a sexy morning garden!

Well it is June in Montana. This might be my favorite gardening month of all. I’m not sure if that is saying something of not, we only have three months that are truly gardening months, the rest is just moving snow around, or covering what is still growing so the snow doesn’t cover it. But…

dog pond project – day #5 – DONE!

Well, I know DIY projects don’t always go as smoothly as planned, or envisioned, or dreamed up, but this one had some major bumps. I am going to say we are finished! I am making that claim publicly. Woop, yes, for this season we are living with what we have, and I am happy for…

flower super models!

I had a bunch of garden chores to do tonight. I guess I shouldn’t call them chores unless ‘chores’ means favorite thing to do out of the whole day. Spending time in my garden never feels like work, it is my personal playground, ever changing, and touches each one of my senses. Dirt in my…

dog pond project – day #4

Rocks arrived, gravel unloaded, liner in … here we go. I wanted a pond, and then a pondless waterfall, and then a deep pool (Olympic size!), and then back to a water fall with a pond. We now have a nice pond type wading pool, and the waterfall will go in sometime this week. It’s…

the plum tree war

We love our Royal Mountain Blue Plum Tree. Love love love. Sun warm sweetness, tiny, and gorgeous colors, they are awesome treats come Fall. And living in a zone 4 growing area, that’s saying something! Over the years we have had little garden losses here and there, nothing major. Weather, clay like soil, and garden…

Happy Summer Solstice!

My garden was calling me, it does this sometimes. It was telling me I need to take a break! It is simply my most favorite place to be, and the only thing that makes it better is when my dogs join me… You just can’t beat hang time with plants and dogs! Happy Summer Solstice!…

building a ‘dog pond’ – day #1

All of my garden and home projects start off with a little idea, mostly on a whim, and when I have time on my hands. Time can be an extra five or ten minutes, but give me hours and things really get changed up. I never put a time limit on a project, I just…

borage, the garden conundrum

When our garden gets to this point in the summer it isn’t hard to work and play, and totally get lost in it! My kids, dogs, and I were pretty much absorbed in dirt and plants for the better part of two days. Over the past month our polite little plants decided to take off….

time for some garden eye candy!

Working in the garden is so good for the soul. When I’m super busy with life, my dogs and I disappear into the garden, even if only briefly, so we can just take a nice deep breath! So from my garden to your eyes, enjoy! Nancy