Tag: rain

Well, We Tried

For a few years I have tried growing shrubs and bulbs in our front yard, but have had very limited success. The soil quality is not good because it is mostly clay. In addition, there are bugs that are determined to kill almost anything that starts to look […]

Cornu aspersum!

Cornu aspersum!  No, I am not casting a Harry Potter-type spell. That is the Latin name for garden snails and right now there are lots of them on my patio wall. They are trying to escape from drowning in the soil of the planter by inching their way […]

Eco-friendly Rain Barrel Drama

It began innocently enough.  I bought a rain barrel, recycled from its former life holding some undefined foodstuffs, so that I could support a charitable event. My city is celebrating its centennial with a series of water-themed events. This was to climax in a River of Light during […]