Block by Block

Whew! What a difference a couple of weeks can make.  While I was feeling a bit overwhelmed and down about the state of the garden these past weeks; finally progress has been made.  No longer do I have to keep my eyes on the seedlings to keep motivated, I can walk down the paths (which […]

Not all is a washout

(Originally this post should have ran last week, but was never loaded. Oops!) As you most likely saw in Kris’ post last week, Washout, things around the grounds have been quite a mess.  We have been able to get almost every path back to walkable standards, and keep moving forward with clean up, but the one […]

Pop Quiz Answers

A little later than I had hoped but here are the answers!  I definitely had a couple challenging ones up here, but kudos to all who tried!  Metasequoia glyptostroboides Dawn Redwood     Cryptomeria japonica Japanese Cedar Sequoiadendron giganteum Giant Sequoia Liquidambar styraciflua Sweetgum   Pesudotsuga menziesii Douglas Fir Tsuga canadensis Canadian Hemlock   Chamaecyparis pisifera plumosa […]

Pop Quiz!

Since Kris is off this week I decided I would double up on posts and change the format a little bit. Below are an assortment of cones (and one non conifer).  Can you give all 7 common names (or scientific for bonus points)?     Try to identify them all, and if you can’t; then […]