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Combining shades of gold, red/gold, a little straight up red — fall is a marvelous season.
We took our own advice, packed the rickety camper (an A-Liner), and headed north to Hidden Lake. This is a huge campground in the Kenai… Continue reading
It’s that magnificent time of year when you really should head north. No need to leave the peninsula — the colors are really lovely within… Continue reading
September got here in a hurry. There is much to do, and I made a stab at some of it this past week. The perennial… Continue reading
Yikes! I just spent two of the most peaceful evening hours in the garden and completely forgot that this column is due, which means I… Continue reading
The harvest is on. Spinach and chard are in the freezer. Gorgeous heads of broccoli (Arcadia) are meeting the same fate, much to our advantage.… Continue reading
Sun, rain have cause perennials and shrubs to bloom magnificently.
Stalled, dead and late plants are part of the challenge of gardening at latitude 59.5 north.
As summer proceeds, little chores keep garden on track.
Remember: You’re gardening for yourself.
Spring is rushing at an exhilarating pace. Can we keep up? It’s fun to try. I had a rude realization this past week - my… Continue reading
O garden of mine, are you still slumbering or are you dead? That, really, is the question. The hope is that the answer will resolve… Continue reading
Let’s start this by addressing the amount of snow that those of you who live at elevation are experiencing. Keep in mind that we lived… Continue reading
I’m in a pickle. I’ve allowed myself to become complacent here at latitude 59.5 degrees north. What a mistake. Not only do we never have… Continue reading
Tea and toast comfort while spring equinox serves snow bulbs cuddle below - Debi Poore March 21, first day of spring— although I’m finding it… Continue reading
Let’s take a look at your seedlings. Do they have enough light? Good. I like to turn mine every day as they tend to bend… Continue reading
This is an awkward column. Seed starting will be addressed but, in truth, I want you to buy your seedlings from one of our excellent… Continue reading
Pre-season checklist: clean tools, prepare pots, and gather manure and compost
The Kachemak Gardener has been graced by a startling degree of gardening tolerance
If a shrub is in the wrong place, don’t be afraid to move it