Hello Bloglandia! Spring is going like gangbusters here in Portland. After a cold and blah March, April has been strutting her stuff with clear skies and temperatures in the high 60s to low 70s (that's around 20-22 for you Celsius folks). With weather like that it's time to get out in the garden (since I … Continue reading April Showers Bring…Monsters?
Hello Gardeners of Bloglandia! Since I've been keenly focussed on my fiction for the past couple years, you may have forgotten that a while ago I wrote a little non-fiction book called Going Native: Small Steps to a Healthy Garden. The book pulls on my wide array of gardening know-how, blends it with a strong … Continue reading Go Native in the Garden for Only 99c
It's the last weekend of summer, which means it's a sad time around here. Faces are glum, moods are down, and we're already counting down the days until it comes around again. So, what better way to hold onto summer than to have a little Summer Flashback full of the strange visitors to my garden, … Continue reading Summer Flashback – Strange Visitors, Men in Skirts, and More!
After a few false starts, spring is truly getting underway now in Portland -- actually, it seems we've skipped over spring altogether and launched right into summer! Regardless, winter's well over and that means my garden turning into a jungle. Unfortunately, I'm also dealing with a certain stripey pest problem... Classified in scientific terms as … Continue reading A Monstrous Pest Problem in My Fruity Garden
--Hey Finn, do you want to help me with a little book promotion? --Do I get to dress up!? It's been a while since I broke out the kilt and caber. --Well, no, but you do get to help teach people about gardening in a sustainable way. --And... --It's for Earth Day. --And.... --There's a … Continue reading Finn McSpool is Going Native for Earth Day
After the late season snow and freezing temperatures that plagued Portland last month, Mother Nature is putting down her foot and giving Old Man Winter the boot (girl power!). That's right, the signs of spring are finally upon us. For some people that means hay fever, for others it means breaking out the spring fashions, … Continue reading The Beastie-Filled Signs of Spring
I had planned to continue on with the next installment of Finn McSpool's Beastie Tales of Ireland, but a couple weeks ago, as I was sifting through my Traffic Donkey photos, I noticed Tammie Beastie was missing. She's easy to overlook since she's kind of quiet and generally keeps to herself, but since we have … Continue reading A Beastie Taste of the Tropics
It's another couple weeks that Finn McSpool hasn't gotten out and about. While he's complaining that this is ruining his chances to have the paparazzi chase him down and slap his photo on the cover of a gossip magazine, I have assured him that a BIG adventure is coming his way very soon. Luckily, Beasties … Continue reading Finn Sees Into the Fruity Future
Since Finn McSpool is busy with a DIY project that isn't quite ready to show off to the world yet, this week seemed like the perfect time for another garden stroll post. Unfortunately, my garden tour took a side trip into the bowels of hell. Or at least it seemed like a fiery inferno when … Continue reading A Hellacious Garden Stroll