The average person sheds 100 hairs a day. Shedding for cats and dogs is stimulated by the light changes occurring around the equinoxes. Trees also shed. We understand deciduous leaves turning color as the light wanes and falling from the tree with the first frost. What is less understood is evergreen needle cast, or shedding of the two- or three-year-old needles from the branches.
Recently, I have been feeling the pull of fall. The days are starting to shorten noticeably now. My late-producing blueberries are nearly ripe and my flower garden is rapidly transitioning into its final phase of blooms.
Mixing materials, particularly in unlikely combinations, is an appropriate interior-design trend for the Internet age. After all, many of the online tools favored by design-obsessed people — Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram — are inherently collagelike, allowing users to pull together a range of images, ideas and inspiration from various corners of the web and organize them in one place. Why not, then, boldly combine disparate elements when decorating the rooms of your home? Or, for a lesser commitment, go for a single, statement-making piece of furniture that does just that?
You plant a seed full of promise; you nurture it full of hope. You plant it in the garden envisioning the crisp radish snap, the sweet milky corn, the crunchy cucumber, the delectable cabbage. Ah yes, life is good.
Calling all gardeners! We have a unique local opportunity for delving into a baker’s dozen of fact-packed garden subjects on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28 and 29 at Icicle Village Resort in Leavenworth. Although it seems a long ways off, registration is limited and seems to be filling up fast.
Art in the garden; no art background necessary! Join in the family-oriented fun and education at the WSU Chelan/Douglas Master Gardener’s Art in the Garden event 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 18 at the Community Education Garden, 1100 N. Western Ave, Wenatchee.