Top Ten Tips On Drought-Tolerant Gardening

Drought-tolerant gardening is a more important skill than ever, due to our steadily warming climate, decreasing water supplies, and our need to be resilient. Plus, growing things is joyful, and builds community because we end up talking with our neighbors while we're gardening. They can also be less work and create lower water bills than needier, (more…)

Feverish With Spring Planting

By Sunday, April 7, 2013 4 0

I love the written word, as you probably know. (And did you know I'm giving away a copy of my novel, Revelle? You can enter the drawing by subscribing to my weekly blog posts, to your right. Easy to unsubscribe with a click any time). But this week's post is a nod to the fact that sometimes visuals ...

How To Slash Your Heating Bill

By Thursday, October 25, 2012 2 0

This post has gotten thousands of views since I originally put it up in December 2008. It's definitely the time of year to review how to conserve energy and the money we spend on it.   The main principle  in slashing home heating bills is to keep people warm, when they are in the house, rather than keeping unoccupied space warm. It's easy ...