Clear Fall Day | Daily Instagram

Clear Fall Day

The sun blazing through the leaves on a bright and clear autumn day. Crispy.

Sunflowers | Daily Instagram

Sunflowers

The sunflowers in the vegetable garden are getting insane. The one right outside our bedroom window is seriously taller than the house now. Next year: tons more sunflowers.

How to Design a Garden | Reader Submission

Figuring out how to plan and design a large-scale gardening or landscaping project is a hell of a job. You have to figure in bloom time, heights, color schemes, annuals versus perennials, BI-ennials…one can become paralyzed by the options.

If you have been following along with The Retirement Garden Project, you have read all about how, at 10 months into this project, I have run into a wall. Although many plants already have homes out in the Front Yard Sun Garden, my stumbling block was where the heck to plant everything that is still in a seed packet or started under the grow lights downstairs.

Front Yard Project

This is where we were when we bedded the garden down for the winter.

So I put a call out to the Project Community. And, as happens when you finally get out of your head and open your mouth to ask for help, someone answered. The Fabulous Mrs. Fox, otherwise known as Andrea, answered.

Then she blew my mind into a thin goo. Like a squished slug goo. Or a pile of squished slugs.

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