Cabin Solar Power System

Cabin Solar Power System This is a modest 12VDC cabin power system with a 1500W inverter to produce 120VAC power for running conventional loads. Some AC loads we will be operating on this system are: laptop computer, compact fluorescent lights (CFL), radio, and a sleep apnea machine.  We can use the 12VDC wall outlet for powering cell phone chargers and […]

BENSON BOMBER Drink

If you ever had a chance to drink this while attending WSU, it was the best. I think two was the limit. They taste a lot like a chocolate milkshake. The last one I had was in Hong Kong in the Regency. 1/2 oz. Vodka 1/2 oz. Brandy 1/2 oz. Amaretto 1/2 oz. Kahlua 1/2 oz. Dark Creme de cacao […]

PNW Shade Garden

The shade garden is very small and of course has a “drainage” problem. I added a drainage pipe at the base of each side of the shade garden to displace the winter rains. During a heavy downpoor of rain, it can leave a nasty puddle of water. Not to good for some of the plants I have. I removed some […]

Plant finder – Search for a plant.

Plant Search, How To find a Plant, Plant Finder I don’t know what to call this page. All I can say, I use to have a big source of search engines at one time and most of them have filed chapter 11. Now don’t spend to much time with the below links. Just press the Encyclopedia tab above. It has […]

Backyard Gardener, Your Gardening Information with Gardening Tips

  Your Gardening Information Source Since 1996   The Most Comprehensive Gardening Information on the Web The information contained here has been, and continues to be, gathered from that priceless source, experience. We provide the best resources as well as our own hands-on gardening information. Bookmark us and revisit whenever you have a question you can’t answer yourself, or simply […]

Donation Page

THE GREEN THUMB IS WITH YOU! Why We Find Ourselves Dependent on the Kindness of Strangers Did you know, this domain is maintained by only one person and it’s my interest in gardening that complies me to push on. I use to call it a hobby, but is it is now more of personal goal to make an informative webpage for […]

April Perennial Flowers

PNW Perennial Garden My old backyard in April. You can see how the plants are starting to grow in zone 8 within the Pacific Norhtwest. What’s sad.. this garden is no more. The people who bought the home lost it and it went up for auction. The new owner knew nothing about plants and plowed it all down. So stupid! […]