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3 02, 2020

Rain Barrel Follies Part 3

By |2020-02-03T14:32:57-08:00February 3rd, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

A couple of weeks ago I was all proud to show off my newly installed rain barrel. However, I forgot to close the drain valve, so when it rained. it dumped 55 gallons of water directly under the rain barrel, causing the ground to sink and tipping the barrel to one side. Then it rained again and re-filled the now heavily listing barrel. I thought I was going to have to dump all that water as well, until I figured  [keep reading...]

18 10, 2019

Plain Old Burlap: The Most Versatile Plant Protection

By |2019-10-18T09:29:48-07:00October 18th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

When it comes to protecting your plants from the elements, consider this humble, all organic fabric If you live in one of the warmer climate zones here in the south and western United States, fall presents a different set of garden challenges than it does for our neighbors in cooler places. While they’re taking precautions against frost, we’re dealing with hot, sunny days that can reach into the upper 80s or low 90s and nights that will drop into the  [keep reading...]