Retaining walls suck. I mean, yes, they serve a purpose and all, yadda, yadda,yadda. But they are ugly and fail with an unreasonable frequency and are HELLA expensive. Ugly things that fail shouldn’t be expensive. Amirite? Our ugly and failing retaining wall has been pushed to the front burner since a rogue neighbor dog (dogs?) […]Read More Of Walls and Exasperation.
Recently the website Garden Rant (of which I only occasionally frequent) published an article claiming that Right Plant, Right Place is rubbish advice. I disagree. A lot. A whole lot in fact! You see, for a new gardener- or even one wanting to push the boat out a bit and try something new, or one […]Read More In Defense of Right Plant, Right Place.
Sigh. Gravel paths, I cannot quit you even though you are (apparently) a better seed-starting medium than anything that can be bought in a store. I opted for gravel paths at the outset of this garden simply because I knew the paths couldn’t be grass (what with all the quack grass running through it, our […]Read More On Gravel Paths.
Listen, I’m all for putting your judgy pants on and going to town. We all have opinions and we love letting them fly. Maude knows I do- and I like to think I’m rather good at it. I’ve got really good judgy pants. However. There is a certain brand of Horticultural Snobbery (TM) that just […]Read More Horticultural Snobbery.