Yes, Gunther. You still have to go to dog school today, even in the rain! Yes, rain. California rain. Two weekends in a row! Come on El Niño! Just as the garden was about to succumb to winter brown after a summer of scorching drought, the rain has brought it back to life. As one thing falls away – another comes to life. Fall is a gardener’s busiest time of year, I think. Even more than spring. This weekend – […]
The most amazing thing happened in our parched Northern California valley: it’s called “rain.” A gentle soaking rain with moments of sunshine peaking through the clouds… which turned the garden electric. “And now, hark at the rain, Windless and light, Half a kiss, half a tear, Saying good-night.” ~ Edward Thomas, “Sowing” Goodnight from wonderful, rain-drenched California.
In the garden, opposites attract, like the purple aster against the yellow bush marigold – and things that are alike complement each other: two different varieties of Gaillardia: Dogs: not necessarily so. Dogs that don’t want to live with other dogs take a little longer to get home. Like our beloved, Barnaby here. But dogs that react negatively to other dogs, require dog-savvy humans committed to their training. Their journey can take longer still. Some dogs have had very troubled […]