Monthly Archives: November 2010

Black twig dogwood

Cornus alba ‘Kesselringii’ CORNACEAE, The Dogwood family Also called Tartarian dogwood It’s been a while since I’ve seen something so new and wonderful at the garden center. My first thought when I saw the nearly black stems was ‘Arrangements!’. My … Continue reading



In year’s past we’ve made many kinds of jams and jellies, but we’ve branched out into canning our veggies, pickles and whole fruits. It’s going to be a happy kitchen this winter. This is an inspiring book: The Urban Homestead. … Continue reading

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Fall color in the Northwest..

is yellow and green. If you’re in the woods. Vine maple, big leaf maple. I had a long time to ponder this while sitting in construction traffic in the Coast Range last week. Sunset magazine had a feature about a … Continue reading

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