Elmhurst Library Garden Plan

Elmhurst Library Garden Plan

I answered a call for a pro-bono landscape architect willing to prepare a garden plan for the backyard space at the Elmhurst Branch Library in …

 

A visit with my favorite potter

A visit with my favorite potter

One of my new acquisitions is the small tokkuri (sake server) on the lower shelf next to the large vase. It took a while for this …

 

Bamboo whistles from the Toji Market

Bamboo whistles from the Toji Market

I bought a bunch of bamboo whistles and flutes from this vendor and had him demonstrate each one. It will take some practice, and more before …

 

Tomato Dispatch (Livermore)

Tomato Dispatch (Livermore)

By mid May, I had planted two more tomatoes — my favorite Black Russian variety, Paul Robeson, and one of the two Pineapples that our …

 

Tomato Dispatch (Oakland)

Tomato Dispatch (Oakland)

Finally got a chance to get the tomatoes in the ground at home.  Thanks to the neighborhood Gemmers, our gardening group, there’s a nice little …

 

GEM gathering

GEM gathering

On April 12, my dear fellow members of the Gardeners Exchange of Millsmont (GEM),  descended upon my overgrown and neglected backyard for the monthly get-together.  The grand effort …