Izzy the Camel: Waitsburg, Washington

While cruising the Palouse hills from Walla Walla through small town Waitsburg this weekend, I saw a bizarre creature on the side of the road and needed to stop immediately to check it out. When we pulled over, we were lucky enough to get to meet a camel! Continue reading

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Unique and Refreshing Palouse Falls

I could feel the wet moisture in the air as we walked through the basin of the waterfall. I love that you can still feel the wind current of what used to be water in waves in a prehistoric riverbed. Palouse Falls is a special and ancient waterfall that is one of the biggest in the state of Washington. You’d never know it since it’s tucked into a deep canyon and hidden away behind farmland. Continue reading

Getting Your Growing Space Ready for Spring! Part 1

Late winter into early spring can be a very exciting time to be connected to the outdoors. New growth can be seen on some plants while the daylight hours get longer and longer. The promise of a rich and bountiful growing season is right in front of us.

It is hard not to get a little bit antsy during this time of the year because it’s exciting to visualize the perfect set up for your growing space. Here are some tips on how to prepare your growing area to maximize the amount of fun and beauty you can have in the upcoming seasons! Continue reading

Growing Groundcover Crops

Covering your extra growing space with a groundcover can give the garden and the gardener many benefits. First, cover crops will block out sunlight and crowd bare soil preventing any invasive species or weeds from sprouting. The reduction in weeds also translates into less labor for the gardener and save a lot of time pulling out unwanted plants. Cover crops also help improve soil function. They help to build and stabilize the soil while also reducing water loss from evaporation. Depending on the types of plants you choose, they can also help to prevent pests and diseases from invading. Continue reading