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Dave's Garden Articles: By Summer Walla

Sunday, July 13, 2014

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Compost confessions: How low can I go?
By Summer Walla (summerkid)

A few months ago, I wrote about my sloppy, laissez-faire, super-easy composting methods. But in the ensuing two seasons, I've "refined" my approach (Read: I'm now even sloppier & laissez-fairer.).

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

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Big uses for garden microclimates
By Summer Walla (summerkid)

For gardeners only, being a micromanager is a compliment.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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Confessions of a Crude Composter
By Summer Walla (summerkid)

The mysterious workings of compost seem like so much black magic to many people – a power that could fall into the wrong hands if many, many rules are not followed. But let’s lay all that to rest.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

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Sunflowers as sentinels
By Summer Walla (summerkid)

My neighbors carouse. They prefer bottle rockets to books, booze to basil, moonshine to sunshine. That is sometimes a problem for this neighbor, who loves books, basil and quiet days in the sun. And, while I don’t mind the firewater, my dog definitely minds the fireworks. I'd love to put some distance between us & the drama that generally plays out over there.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

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Let your garden "draw" you in
By Summer Walla (summerkid)

After years of wanting to be an artist, dabbling in the arts and timidly hanging around with "real" artists, something wonderful happened.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

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Tools for the woolly headed
By Summer Walla (summerkid)

Most people who catch the gardening bug go wild – they splurge on spurge and other gorgeous plants. But then these nascent gardeners face a dilemma: What are the best tools to get those plants in the ground and keep them there?

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Saturday, September 27, 2008

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Cowboy coffee: Keeping it real
By Summer Walla (summerkid)

I first had “cowboy coffee” – by name at least – in France.

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

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Languid lushness in lake land
By Summer Walla (summerkid)

Every year, on the last weekend of July, I have the pleasure of visiting Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin for a memorial golf tournament with my boyfriend Jack. The weekend itself is a tribute to the spirit of Jack’s friend Vinny, who died much too young, and to the joie de vivre of his surviving sister, Ginny, who keeps a summer house on the lake.

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