House and Home

Pack it up and Move on in — part 4: A Patio Project and a Garden Fence

After a new well pump, a $3000 investment in a water system, and fighting the battle of low water/no water for several months, a city water line came past our house.  We bit the bullet, disconnected our new investments, and tapped into the new line.  Water problem solved. In the fall, I started digging flower… Continue reading Pack it up and Move on in — part 4: A Patio Project and a Garden Fence

Gardens

The Low Maintenance Garden Experiment: Dry and Shady Driveway Border

The driveway garden was a puzzle. From the day we moved into the house, we had no idea how we were going to address the small grassy area on the street side of our driveway which is backed by a hedge of spring blooming forsythia. Both dry and shady because it was beneath a thick branched… Continue reading The Low Maintenance Garden Experiment: Dry and Shady Driveway Border

Gardens

The Low Maintenance Garden Experiment: Under the Porch Windows

I’ve always had gardens. My spring and fall, and sometimes even summer, weekends have been filled with garden chores. Perennials, biennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs, shrubs, trees and potted plants all have had a place in my yard. But when I realized I needed to make some changes, I didn’t know where to begin.  My situation isn’t… Continue reading The Low Maintenance Garden Experiment: Under the Porch Windows