Category: garden

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I’m Alive!

Sorry for the inactivity guys! College has been difficult and the winter doesn’t make for a great growing season. There will be TONS of new stuff to show you this spring though. Can’t wait! Get your green thumbs ready. 💚

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My Schlumbergeras are blooming again!

I repotted them a couple months ago in a more freely-draining soil than they had been in, and it took me a while to figure out how to keep them happily watered after the change.

Hello, is anyone still out there?

It’s been a while, work stole a lot of my fun time the last few years. :/  My garden chores this year were essentially keeping the perennials and young trees happy, added some more berries and turned a timer sprinkler system on.  I’m just putting it to bed this weekend, and planning to embark on a 3 month unplug from work.  A feed my soul trip and I’m SO EXCITED.  Lots of garden related activities of course, just in different climates. 😀

First to Hawai’i for a few weeks to check on the farm and lot, mulch the trees, plant some more stuff, check out the recent lava flows down the road, probably cry a bit, go explore the new things Pele left behind.  *Sighs* Then I fly to Northern Borneo to get my Alfred Wallace on in the jungle, volunteering with the Orangutan and Pigmy Elephant efforts.  Tree planting in the jungle and counting wildlife on river floats w00t w00t, then to Bali for a week, hopefully get to Sumba to visit some friends who have built a surf retreat and are hosting a Permaculture design course :O Over to the Mentawai Islands for friends visit and xmas, I hope to Orangutan up northern Sumatra before flying back to Hawai’i for a few more weeks of farm work.  

So, I’ll be reviving things around here as I #plantsomeshit and island hop this winter <3 Lots of no cell zones with just marginal wifi, stoked to uplug from work and plug into sharing the trip here. <3 

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Today was a beautiful fall day, and I took advantage of the sunshine to plant my spring bulbs.

Lots of sunset colours caught my eye this year, so we now have one planter filled with two types of orangey-pink tulips plus white hyacinths and another featuring orange and black striped crocuses, white narcissus with pink and yellow coronas, and blue hyacinths for contrast.

Then we have these gorgeous, gorgeous red-purple anemones that I’ve paired with dwarf irises and white narcissus.

I can’t wait to see everything in the spring! Most of these bulbs will bloom March/April, with some hanging on into May and the crocuses starting in February.

Tonight’s harvest from the deck garden: chives…

Tonight’s harvest from the deck garden: chives, Black Cherry tomatoes and one very large Sunburst scallopini
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Living for this ultraviolet larkspur blooming …

Living for this ultraviolet larkspur blooming in my West Coast Seeds Hummingbird Blend wildflower mix! The pinks are gorgeous too.

This is what resiliency looks like and what ho…

This is what resiliency looks like and what hope feels like. Head up, heart strong. 

Such a gift to be able to harvest tomatoes and…

Such a gift to be able to harvest tomatoes and pick sunflowers from our property still this summer. 

So happy to see these sunflowers. 

So happy to see these sunflowers. 

A ripening pumpkin from another volunteer plan…

A ripening pumpkin from another volunteer plant.