March 20, 2018

Spring is officially here today, and while it is still too early to plant tender veggies, heartier herbs and shrubs can go in now. So this has me thinking of the gate project that halted last November when winter arrived. With the gate finished it is now time to start...

November 17, 2017

It's been a month to the day since the last update on the garden gate project, and as you can see, there is progress, significant progress. Once the herbs and shrubbery were pruned or removed, the space opened up, and the design took shape. The expansiveness of the are...

October 17, 2017

Almost a month has passed, and the garden gate project is well underway. Old growth plants have been removed or heavily pruned back. I think the azaleas were the original plantings, so they were saved, but several of the more invasive plants had to go. The path leading...

September 20, 2017

So I finally got around to photographing the site where our new garden gate project will take place. It is the end of summer here so not a whole lot to look at right now. This weekend I plan on measuring the space and getting a materials list in order, as well as comin...

September 7, 2017

Rudolf Steiner wrote, "Only a person who has passed through the gate of humility can ascend to the heights of spirit." I read this earlier and contemplated the recent completion of the shishi odoshi gate. This got me thinking about other gates in my life. I constructed...

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