Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Retaining Wall
I put to use the concrete we were left with after we replaced our worn-out driveway:
I will backfill with yard waste, as I usually do. I have found that such beds of organic material, with the help of some top soil, are quite fertile. The pile of waste I have inside the bed will be pushed against the blocks of concrete. Come spring I'll have a nice bed. What will I put there?

Monday, December 15, 2014

Winter Kale and Chard
The potted kale is still producing:

as is the chard

and, surprisingly, the pansy on the deck: