Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Dogwood Blooms!

dogwood I was happy to get a break from the rain that was long enough to snap a quick picture of our dogwood. I think it is really doing well!

Saturday, April 18, 2009


Matt went and picked up a Earth Machine compost bin for only $36 at a Baltimore County-sponsored event at Ikea this morning (they are supposed to be there until 3pm)and it looks pretty good. We've never composted before-the bins are normally about $100 and with the dogs we can't exactly have an open pile compost heap.

Anyone have any composting tips? What container do you use in your kitchen for scraps?

Wednesday, April 8, 2009



Today Matt bought two tiny fig trees. This past weekend we bought two pawpaws. I got to thinking about all of the other trees we have and realized that we have quite a lot of trees! Two dogwoods, a redbud, two crape myrtles, a Japanese cherry, the two pawpaw and two figs, one (or is it two?) mock apples, a fruiting plum (pictured above), a large oak and what I think is an ornamental plum tree, all of which are in the backyard with the exception of one of dogwoods. Today marks the end of our tree purchasing!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Compost Bin Sale

For the first time ever, Baltimore County will host a two-day truckload compost bin sale on Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Saturday sale will be held on the parking lot of IKEA Baltimore in White Marsh, 8352 Honeygo Boulevard (across from White Marsh Town Center). The Sunday sale will be held on the parking lot of Franklin High School in Reisterstown, 12000 Reisterstown Road. Both sales are rain or shine.

Compost bins, valued at $100, will be available for the low price of $35 including tax. There is no limit on the amount of bins you may purchase at this event and bins will be sold on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. Both cash and checks are accepted (no credit or debit cards) and you do not need to be a Baltimore County resident to purchase a bin. The bins come in two pieces and can fit in almost any vehicle. When assembled, the bins are 33 inches in diameter and 33 inches tall.

For more information, please visit OR call 410-887-2000.