Just a reminder that you have just one day left to enter the Delight.com – one for me, one for a friend giveaway. (Contest closes Monday, November 3 at midnight PST.) Here’s a recap: tell me what you want for yourself. Tell Delight.com what you want for a friend. Win both. See my original post […]
Archives for October 2008
Halloween #28, originally uploaded by stevechasmar. Enjoy the costumes, candy and kidlets. Not in the spirit yet? Check out GreenWalks’ post on spooky plants, this great collection of vintage halloween photos on Flickr, or some awesome dog costumes. Then go paint your face and eat some candy corn.
Fall colour fallen flat? Blame it on the rain.
Gratuitous baby photo: Lila in the leaves, 6 months old. The autumn colours are pretty spectacular in the Pacific Northwest this year (at least by PNW standards). Sure, normally we get a few weeks of pretty leaves, but it’s nothing compared to the show back east. Which made me wonder: what makes fall colours more […]
Cover me: the low-down on green manures
I didn’t do so well at planting a winter vegetable garden this year (I am terrible at planning for winter in the height of summer, which is, unfortunately, when you need to do your planting for winter harvesting). Other than some quick-growing salad greens that I managed to sneak in at the beginning of September, […]
Garden Tour: Marcelle’s bountiful balcony
The Basics Gardener: Marcelle Stone Location: Spokane, WA, United States Size: Edges of an 8 foot-by-12-foot balcony (tried to keep the weight over support posts) Orientation: West-ish Zone: 5b Years gardened: Three Style: Let’s see what we can grow in a pot. The Details Inspiration: British window boxes Favourite element: End-of-summer overgrowth Favourite plants: Herbs: […]
One for you, one for a friend: Delight.com giveaway!
Contest alert! The delightful Delight.com has partnered with Heavy Petal to offer fabulous prizes to one very lucky reader. What do you win? That’s up to you. Yep, you choose your prize! Here’s how it works: Head on over to Delight.com and check out some of their awesome wares. Comment on this post, telling us […]
Garden Tour: Francesca and Scott’s incredible edible garden
The Basics Gardeners: Francesca and Scott Location: Portland, Oregon Size: The total lot is 50′ x 100′ but the backyard is only a tiny portion of that. Orientation: Northeast Zone: 8b Years gardened: 3 The Details Style: Chaotic Inspiration: Eating Favorite element(s): Miniature fruit! Favorite plant(s): Banana, pineapple, fly eating thing. Biggest challenge: The rocks […]
And the winner is…
Laurel and her Green Tomato Jam! Laurel wins a copy of Mimi Luebbermann’s Heirloom Tomato Cookbook. Thanks to everyone who entered the Tomato Recipe Challenge. There were some fabulous recipes and I enjoyed making – and eating – them all. The Green Tomato Jam wins for a few reasons: it’s super easy to make; it’s […]