Garden Club

Gardening As Art

May 8, 2011

One of my intentions since the beginning of this blog almost three years ago has been to show readers what some of our local residents have managed to create on their acreage, and what they are doing to make it livable as well as beautiful. If you want to see some of these past posts, […]

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August 2010 Update

August 21, 2010

GARDEN CLUBBERS (photo courtesy of Charles Tobias)   This particular post was published exactly one year ago! It’s a “remember when” rather than “how it is,” I’m afraid. You see, I didn’t think my garden was doing much last year, but all the beautiful things you see here are no longer in existence. Ka’u District, […]

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Local Aquaponics

June 12, 2010

  Our Ocean View Garden Club makes a tour of local gardens periodically. Last month, we visited La and Mike’s place where she has an extensive garden and he has started a thriving aquaponics system. The tilapia live in this tank, the pipes carry the rich water to the plants.     Mike has also […]

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Workings of a Local Food Farm

January 16, 2010

  Most of us are interested in eating locally grown food these days, and some of us even try to grow as much of our own food as we can. Try as I may, I don’t seem to be able to keep enough growing to insure that I’m well fed. There are certain times of […]

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Lava Homestead Update

December 5, 2009

  I’ve thought of the succulents and snapdragons that are all over this acre as really nothing more than weeds. Why? Because I didn’t plant them, they sprout up unbidden, then grow without anyone’s help, and they aren’t something I can eat. But I realized just how much they add to my landscape when I […]

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August 2009 Update

August 22, 2009

8-22-09 August Catch up GARDEN CLUBBERS (photo courtesy of Charles Tobias)   The July meeting of our Ocean View Garden Club was at my place. I told them I was definitely a work in progress and not a show place (yet)! They all wanted to see what was growing on my acre because they’d read […]

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Yard Sculpture

February 15, 2009

click here for larger image STONE TABLE   Last week, I showed some of the flowering plants and landscaping of Bob Elhard’s plot of land. I love to show local gardeners and their work because it gives me so much hope! The photo above is a stone table in the entry patio he has created […]

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