Hey VPA!!! I need some help completing a modest city lot with large ambitions!I have contoured a flat lot with peripheral berms and internal swales to catch and hold rainwater on the property. I have semiannually sort of beaten back the weeds and goatheads, countering with landscape paper and cardboard.But I am stymied at this point, realizing at last that injuries and excesses of my youth are chickens that have come home to roost in my golden years. I am no longer 32 except in my wild and…See More
"Just back from the left coast and looking to get my garden going. Still have those over ripe goat berries available? I have a pick up bed trailer and a tarp. Is this a shovel and wheelbarrow project or do you have a scoop to load me? I ask because I…"
"Sunburn. When the seed packet or the nursery says "FULL SUN" they are NOT talking about Phoenix in late June July August or even September. These guys need some shade from about 10 am to around 4pm or even 5 or 6. Lots of stuff falls in…"
"I haven't seen it at 2000' elevations but haven't hiked many of those canyons, either. The leaf is obviously a grape leaf, and it readily climbs trees or fences. If you do locate vines this summer, I recommend you try for a root…"
"Back in the 70s I used to make a prize winning grape jam from this plant, using the sure-gel recipe for elderberry. The fruits are about the same size as Ohio elderberries, at least in the wild. I taught on the Apache Reservations and enjoyed…"
I am looking for a source for ACHIOTE paste, seeds, or shrubs. Also known as annata or lipstick plant, the paste made from the seeds is the signature ingredient in dishes from the Yucutan peninsula. Anybody have a source for me?See More
I am an artist, educator, author, and ideateur. I like defining and solving problems or puzzles. Moved to AZ in '56, lived in the Arcadia dist and in NE Scottdale until I moved up to Apache country, where I spent the bulk of my teaching career. Also taught gifted and talented on the Navajo nation for about half my teaching time. Was a co-founder and charter member of the White Mountain Fine Arts Association and the White Mountain Alternative Energy Society way back when...
I am a widow; three sons, 4 stepkids, twenty grandchildren so far, about half of whom are breeding like bunnies and have yielded twenty great grandchildren at last count, about a week ago. All beautiful and bright, naturally.
I enjoy traveling, and have recently moved my inherited double-wide to a bare lot on which I propose to create a beautiful and inviting smartscaped yard that will thrive on neglect when I am gone and feed me, body and soul, when I am home. Meanwhile, I am also working on creating a gypsy-wagon for the goats and chickens I'd like to drag along in style behind the RV!
And, then there's the old house in Winslow that I want remodel and make into a sometime summer HQ....
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