Category Archives: Permaculture

Eleven hills

I planted a three sisters garden the first year that I planted my front yard garden. It was enough of a success to make me want to do it again. I let two years go by until planting our next … Continue reading

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Bath and body works

Funny. The title of this post could, also, be “This is peak when it comes to my decorating for Christmas.” Alternately: “When do we get real Interior Design?” Or: “How do you spell “loo-fuh?” (It’s a trick. Google doesn’t seem … Continue reading

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Duel!

In permaculture design there is a principle that is referred to as “Stacking Functions.” When considering which elements to introduce into a system; we lean toward those elements which provide not only one function to the system but toward those … Continue reading

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Bees and Lace

I haven’t been seeing many honeybees on our flowers.  I think they have been spending most of their time up in the trees. However, this morning, they came down from the treetops for a good thing! The lacy phacelia (Phacelia … Continue reading

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Life and Death on the Sweet Cicely

I have been seeing ladybugs in our gardens this year. And I expect that their efforts will bring more… If you see a little sloppy bunch of golden eggs on the underside of a plant leaf, do no harm. These … Continue reading

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Reminder for this weekend: Support our local artists!

Make sure that the Turtle Art Tour is on your weekend calendar! You will not only have a wonderful time and see inspiring work but you will be supporting local art in Cheltenham Township. There will be prizes! There is … Continue reading

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“Inviting the Rain” Permablitz

I walked Indie, today, in an early morning rain. As I hopped over streams of rainwater  flowing down the street along the curbsides; I thought of the information that we exchanged on Sunday at our “Invite the Rain” Permablitz. During … Continue reading

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Planting Art at Elkins Park Front Yard Farm!

I have been waiting for this rainy day so that I can stay inside and make myself sit at this computer. I want to tell you about some special seeds that have been planted and are being nurtured to bloom … Continue reading

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Playing Outside

My daughter, Hannah came to visit. We shared a fantastically wonderful and productive weekend.  My top priority was to get my first pair of homemade socks finished so that Hannah could model them and take them home. We nailed that … Continue reading

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Hooray! Coldframes!

AS I MULCHED THE MID-AUTUMN LEAVES, I GOT THE VERY BRIGHT IDEA TO BUILD COLD FRAMES. FIRST, I DUG OUT THREE SHRUBS FROM THE SOUTHEAST FACING WALL OF THE HOUSE. I TOOK THE SHRUBS OUT TO THE CURB WITH A … Continue reading

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