Mixed border!

Reasons for removing established plants

I just realised that, to date, “working with” our established mixed border has resulted in tearing just about everything out and starting over. And that’s okay. It took me a while to feel confident about removing perfectly healthy plants, but it’s about the big picture.  Continue reading »

Japanese maple leaf

Spring forward.

Hi again from my upside-down garden. I’m actually in Sydney as I’m posting this, en route to Los Angeles. My happy place might be drinks on our deck, not 14 hours sitting bolt upright in a cramped tin can, but I’m excited to go home home for a few weeks.  Continue reading »

The break

Here’s a frustrating fact about gum trees: they break.

Winter’s still here, reminding us not to forget about it too soon. We had a bad windstorm earlier this month with 110 km/h gusts rattling through the suburbs. There were local reports of fallen trees and power lines, but no major damage as far as I’m aware.  Continue reading »