Raised Beds

New Home!

July 23, 2014

In 2005 I bought this sweet small house on an acre of land consisting of nothing but a’a lava rock. Then in May of 2008, I started this blog. I began to share photos and write about how that acre of lava was developing (or not developing). Since late spring of this year, I was […]

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Feels Like Spring!

July 25, 2009

  When I returned from my trip to California mid-June, I saw how much some of my plants had grown. Of course, a few things had run their course and were regrouping for the next growth spurt. For instance, a few little snippets of ivy geranium that I’d broken from a friend’s plant had actually […]

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Spring Has Arrived!

March 21, 2009

click here for larger image ELHARD’S DONKEYTAIL   Do you think my cuttings of donkey tail will ever look like the ones Bob Elhard grows above? click here for larger image MY DONKEYTAIL CUTTINGS   Even though we don’t have as well-defined a change in season as most locations on the mainland and other parts […]

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Are you a WWOOFer?

January 24, 2009

click here for larger image MY ORGANIC BEETS One wonderful aspect of this blogging is all the stuff you learn! Being a college instructor, I love to learn, and especially when it has to do with an activity I love so much, like gardening! I wrote a blog about the home and garden of a […]

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Comfortable Beds for Veggies

July 3, 2008

Some plants seem to do well by moving the lava rocks, dumping in soil, and putting in a rooted cutting. For regular garden vegetables, however, this method doesn’t work. The only way to have veggies is to build raised beds. There are many advantages to raised beds, and especially when you are dealing with a […]

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