There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder. ~ Alfred Austin At one time or another, everyone around my age has shared with their kids how things were different when we were growing up. A common memory is, ‘We played… Continue reading When Did Gardening Get So Complicated?
My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece. ~ Claude Monet My main garden consists of two raised beds. The first bed is 17’x17’ and defined by railroad cross-ties. It was put in by the previous owner. When originally established, the garden was placed in the perfect location. As the years passed, the trees flourished and shaded… Continue reading Are you ready to see photos?
It is said that the effect of eating too much lettuce is ‘soporific.’ ~ Beatrix Potter I wonder if the same is true for spinach. I imagine that most people reading my blog know Beatrix Potter and her tales of Peter Rabbit. In my idyllic world, I love Peter Rabbit. But in my world of… Continue reading No Stealing My Joy
Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. ~ Luther Burbank My birthday is on Valentine’s Day, which is probably the most expensive day of the year to purchase flowers. I tend to be pretty sensible, so I have always discouraged Brad from sending me… Continue reading Happy May Day!