Asparagus Spear

Asparagus

I planted asparagus in January 2013 and they’re still alive :) The ferns never got over two feet tall last year and I suspect they’re having a hard time getting their roots down into the hard soil . When I planted them, I dug the bed 12-18 inches deep and laid down compost in the […]

Thorn Bush in Arizona

Thorn Bush in Arizona

Not sure what this is yet but I’m thinking about using it as a natural fence. It’s very thorny and gets tiny red berries on it. (Update: It’s Wolfberry)

Solar Power Kits, Quirks and DIY Challenges

Solar Power Kits, Quirks and DIY Challenges

Solar powered living is both simple and complicated simultaneously. Several years ago we bought a simple starter kit, hooked it up to a battery and experienced immediate gratification. It was quick, easy and relatively inexpensive. We were able to immediately begin using the power this system generated. It was far from flawless however, and we […]

Esperanza Bush

Esperanza Bush

Also known as a Texas Yellow Bell, or Tacoma Sans. (this post is a test to see what needs work)

Acacia Tree

Acacia Tree

This was my mothers day present this past May… An acacia willow

Rain garden

Rain garden

One month old

Possibly Pigweed...

Possibly Pigweed…

Almost 5 feet tall Red on the stems Flower stalk Update: this Was confirmed by several people at Permies.com to be a version of Amaranth. The painted weed in my previous post is as well.