The Compulsive Gardener

a chat over the garden fence with you

Snowball Viburnum

A Walk Through the Garden

All of the gardening posts are here–year-round organic food gardening, sowing a wildflower meadow, my favorite time-tested tools and plants, dealing with drought, and which garden planters and paths works best for us. I hope you enjoy this stroll through our garden!

Lavender Field & “Farmer Grosso”

Express Yourself

Let your creativity blossom, along with your plants.

Purple Clematis

Garden Sanctuary

It’s not all about weeding. Make space for just resting and sensing. If you don’t have a garden or nature spot and are indoors, escape into the photo galleries — we’re happy to share with you!

The Fruits of Your Labors

Make the most of your harvest! Besides recipes and preserving, we’ll explore uses for non-food items from your garden!


Home and garden uses for fabric scraps, old clothes, wool carpets, tree prunings; and get inspired about upcycling old furniture!

Forgive my silly humor: a rendition of gopher JAWS.

We’re Not Alone

Humans aren’t the only creatures in the garden! From cultivating butterfly habitat to protecting your veggies and trees from gophers. Or, just observing the flight of hummingbirds and swallows, and the archetypal call of the red-tail hawk.

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