February 2011

Wind Blows

by bdunn on February 28, 2011

in Fruit, Garden

When I decided to gamble and plant a few vegetable plants early this year, I only planted as many tomatoes as I had spare plastic trash cans. Heavy plastic trash cans are useful in such a plethora of ways that I couldn’t help myself a few years ago when, upon entering the garden section of […]


It can be dangerously addictive!


Hamster Wheel ‘Round The Sun, Part LIX

by bdunn on February 22, 2011

in Garden, Metaphysics

After the year’s first sweet garden sweat I swig a beer and watch the new plants undulate in the breeze, the moment connecting me somehow to my grandpa maybe 45 years ago in Cleveland, before he escaped back to his Florida homeland, tending his tiny, immaculate plot next to the garage – were they plum […]


Rolling The Dice

by bdunn on February 20, 2011

in Garden, Nature

This is gambling time in the garden, when your tomato plants are like poker chips, and you have to decide whether (and if so, how many) to bet that you can plant them safely in the ground now, or whether a late spring freeze will sweep in from the north and strike them dead. I […]


One Man’s Trash…

by bdunn on February 18, 2011

in Critters, Photography

Is another man’s swimming pool. If the other man is a couple of green tree frogs. These guys were incensed when the big clumsoid human started snipping freeze-dried leaves off of a whithered red banana plant, cutting closer and closer to the ground until he finally pulled the privacy curtain back from their hot tub […]


Goodby to the Pomegranates

by bdunn on February 17, 2011

in Fruit

Update: It turns out some of the assumptions on which I based this months-old post were, as assumptions are wont to do, false. Thanks to Ed Laivo whose comments below shed much-welcome light on pomegranate naming conventions and the like. I didn’t enjoy sawing down the two pomegranate tree/bushes and then digging up their roots, […]


Between Seasons on the One Acre Ranch

by bdunn on February 16, 2011

in Photography

Click the little ones to see the big ones…