Rosemary Fitzpatrick

  • Never ever have I had a garden take such a leisurely farewell. Well, maybe last year’s. Maybe I need to get used to leisurely.   Most of the annuals are still blooming, granted they are on their last hurrah. The foxgloves (Foxy) are blooming again after being deadheaded weeks ago. The James M...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 12:15pm
  • John and I took a lovely walk on the logging roads accessed off Knob Hill. Used now by hunters, they quickly diminish to four wheeler tracks.  We took advantage of a beautiful day and one just before hunting season opened. Hunters can make their way to the Caribou Hills through here and better ...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 8:15am
  • I’ve been doing a lot of looking around this week, looking to see what is still in bloom, lots actually. At first I was skeptical that anything much is still hanging in there. That the plants had such an early start and bloomed their hearts out and that would be that. ...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 8:17am
  • W ho would have thought that I would have to spend a chunk of August in Detroit? That’s right, Detroit. Of all places. Detroit. May this never happen to me again. ...

    Thu, 08/20/2015 - 9:35am
  • My, but I have been having fun this week. I needed to contact Janice Chumley, the integrated pest management technician at the Cooperative Extension Service office in Soldotna, not once but twice.  And here’s why: I noticed a very white woolly substance on a branch of one of the tatarian hone...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:00am
  • Jade the Dog hunts red-backed voles in the perennial beds. Mayhem. Destruction. Fewer red-backed voles.      What a trade-off.  The vegetable garden is interesting this season. I thought this wonderful weather would be the answer to my ambitions. But “things” are strange. The...

    Thu, 07/23/2015 - 8:28am
  • It’s the best: three “grands” old enough to entrust with scissors and willing to go forth and cut slugs in half. This is akin to a dream come true. ...

    Thu, 07/09/2015 - 8:25am
  • I met a soon-to-be retired couple this afternoon. They are moving to Homer from Anchorage and building a new house. And one of the big questions is “how much garden?” She has a practical nature and recognizes that regenerating the disturbed soil will be a challenge. The consideration of str...

    Thu, 06/25/2015 - 7:53am
  • Yikes. I was in Bellingham for six days.  I thought that six days wouldn’t be significant. That my garden wouldn’t miss me. Wrong.  People, you need to do mindful watering. You need to look at your plants. You need to assess their needs. You need to THINK. ...

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 9:00am
  • I’ve been fussing around with the delphiniums. Now is the time to stake these beauties, now — before they bloom and the wind tears into them and they topple into a soggy heap, all that gorgeousness for naught. Don’t let this happen to yours. ...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 8:32am

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