Maria’s decorations signal that fall has arrived in the garden…but gardening had to wait this weekend. I’m a big fan of completing one project before starting another (the Virgo in me) – so I was hoping to complete the new bed this week. But when the success of a project depends on the muscles of others – you adapt! My crew was available this weekend…so this weekend was dedicated to the new Puppy Pad. We built a Puppy Palace in […]
A few brave roses somehow survived frost, hail, and cold and were still attempting to put on a show on a foggy Friday. Such is gardening in Northern California. But the arrival of crocuses and narcissus signal – it’s time for the roses to go. Our gardeners are like ninjas; rarely seen – but they leave a trail of weeded and dead-headed beds behind as evidence of their stealth powers. Once a year, I am able to wrangle them together […]
Despite a LONG hot summer, the garden fared pretty well – until August, that is. The heat is partly to blame. Deadheading doesn’t help when 100+ degree temperatures shrink new buds into tater-tot size flowers. And it was certainly too hot to plant annuals as we usually do to keep the color going in the garden in between perennial blooms. But there are eight tiny reason that the garden looks a bit ragged right now. They marched in with yet […]
My name is Hope. Aka “Tootsie.” Otherwise known as the “Come Back Kid,” “Braveheart,” “Too-Smart-For-My-Own-Good,” and “Houdini.” The latter being how I found myself back behind bars. I’m here with my sister, Faith. Aka “Adorable,” “Sweetness,” “Girl-With-The-Green-Eyes,” and “Tag-Along,” – meaning I’ll follow my sister’s lead wherever it takes me, which is how she, too, became incarcerated. We spent the last week visiting with the gardener lady and her big dogs. She felt like our Aunt Jody could use a […]
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Some said we could never tame this once-wild acre of thistle and weeds into a garden. Apparently, we like a challenge. Some things are their own reward. But when the gauntlet is thrown down, and the impossible is achieved – victory is that much more gratifying. So it was this week with some of our “Going Homes.” Jet (now Jasper) had a file as thick as an encyclopedia. He had been bounced around like a ping-pong ball for his one […]
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These little guys and girls – surrendered on Easter weekend – have kept us hopping! They don’t look much like Golden Retrievers, do they? Thankfully, they were raised well and will be ready to go after a trip to the vet. Anxious families await!