Firewise Clean up day for Ashland Residents Only
When: Saturday April 25th
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Valley View Transfer Station.
Bring: leaves, pine needles, small branches, brush & other yard debris.
Contact: Recology (541) 482-1471, for more information
2015 Household Hazardous Waste Collection– Jackson County Residents
When: Friday May 1st & Saturday 2nd
Where: Rogue Transfer & Recycling- 8001 Table Rock Rd.- White City
Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $5 per car
NO PAINTS ACCEPTED.
More info at: Rogue Disposal & Recycling (541) 779-4161
Save your plastic for recycling!
Friday and Saturday, May 15 & 16, 2015
9:00 am – 4:00 pm both days
$5 per household
Businesses & large loads: $5.00/cubic yard
New Event Location!
Location: Rogue Disposal & Recycling Transfer Station – 8001 Table Rock Rd, White City
More information at Jackson County Recycling Partnership.
- Interactive: play directly in your web browser
If you get stuck, Check: to check for errors; Reveal: to reveal current word
- Download and Print (.pdf): Puzzle; Solution
Requires PDF viewer app, e.g., Adobe (Acrobat) Reader;
Preview (Mac OS X) — or your web browser
- Download for a crossword app: download .puz file
and open it in a crossword app, e.g., Mac, Windows: Across Lite (free); Android, iOS: Crosswords
- Theme inspired by April presentation: Grey Water Utilization.
- Related links: ashlandsaveswater.org, OR DEQ Greywater, greywateraction.org, SF Graywater
- “Gray” spelling used in puzzle.
- References like “19A” mean 19 Across; “3D”, 3 Down.
- The puzzle layout is not as dense and symmetric as a regular American newspaper-style puzzle, but hopefully it’s easier than a sparser “vocabulary-style” puzzle.
- Let Carlotta know if you would like to see more garden-related puzzles in the future.
Spring has arrived (though, it feels like it began in January) and gardens all over Ashland are making us take notice. One such garden is found at the home of Beverly and Dick Gergen who moved into their Ashland home August 2003. The Gergens previously lived on six acres above Talent where they created large flower and vegetable gardens. After deciding a home closer to town with a smaller yard made more sense, they moved and set about creating the lovely garden you see.
Originally, the front held a flat, grass covered area struggling with large tree roots, all competing for water and nourishment. This also meant that people walking by looked past the yard and into the large living room windows. Beverly and Dick decided to create something more interesting for the passersby and to enhance their pleasant and friendly neighborhood.
Beginning in 2006 Ian Wessler, a friend, fellow Siskiyou Singers member, and garden designer, was asked to help convert the front into something more beautiful. As you will see, he definitely did! Working with Beverly and her vision, this Asian inspired planting is on its way to being a standout even beyond their immediate neighborhood.
Many Asian touches lie within the garden – a slightly tipsy crane greets visitors coming down the path, glass floats live near the water feature, bells hang in the trees, and beautiful pottery and lanterns nest among the shrubs. One clever feature I particularly liked is a “lawn” pathway, much easier to walk on than gravel, and small enough to maintain. Even an old family bear stands back among the trees, keeping watch.
Like so many other gardens in Ashland, this one was planted with deer in mind. Nearly all the plants are considered deer resistant, and except for a few nibbled azaleas, the choices appear to be working. While the deer can take a lot of fun out of gardening, Beverly says, “the planting, pruning and general garden maintenance are therapeutic. When my garden is happy, I am happy.”
I know I’m happy, just looking at it.
by Kaaren Anderson