I garden in North Central Michigan, one of those little known beauty spots of the North American Continent. Not breathtaking, no mountain vistas, but in a county where the Manistee National Forest and state forest lands consume half the county. Several great canoeing-kayaking rivers thread through the county, lots of hiking trails, and some nice gardens planted in soil of either river bottom clay or blond, super-fine, deep sugar-sand. Both make gardening challenging.

Late summer's quiet beauty

Late summer's quiet beauty


First of my garden goals is to create a traditional, beautiful garden that blends with the natural landscape. Second is to develop a garden that needs little more water than that provided by rain. Third is to produce some food. Forth is to garden in a way that is compatible with the local ecology, that means not introducing plants that might compete with native plants.
Apple blossoms

Apple blossoms


My blog goals are to tell of my successes and failures in gardening and tell of my gardening pleasures, which includes garden club!

I have another blog, Rhobin’s Rambles, about my books. No not gardening books; science fiction, fantasy, romance. Yeah, I’m an author, too.

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