Welcome to my blog. Here I have tried to capture the adventures of our little family and the trials and tribulations of our never ending garden project(s). Take a look around and leave a comment if you wish. Thanks for stopping by. Jer.


At long last...

Well, it has been a few years since my last post. Since then we have moved to a small town and I have started on a new yard.

The last couple of years have had some challenges. In the fall of 2010 I suffered from a close call of multiple pulmonary emboli; 4 large blood clots passed through my heart into my lungs. I have recovered from that incident, but I will be on anti coagulants for the rest of my life to prevent a recurrence. I continue to battle my Crohn's almost daily, but I am part of a study for a new drug that seems to have some positive results so far.

Last year, our oldest son was diagnosed with Asperger's. His condition has been suspected by us for a couple of years, but due to some school help that only comes with an official diagnosis, we decided to see a doctor to make it official.

However, back to the topic at hand: It struck me that this is an odd time of year to restart my blog, since it is mainly garden focused, but the fall colours are really quite brilliant this year.


Acer palmatum 'Geisha' 1

Acer palmatum 'Geisha' 2

Hosta 'El Nino'

A.p. 'Ariadne'

Hosta 'Clear Fork River Valley'

Acer shirasawanum 'Autumn Moon' looking awesome

Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears'

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