Thursday’s Child has Far to Go … ~ Old English nursery rhyme Today we celebrate the birthday of my oldest child, Grayson. In 1995, June 29th was a Thursday, hence the quote above. And just for the sake of interest, the traditional meaning is associated with Thursday children having a long, successful life without limitations.… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Grayson!
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. ~ Helen Keller Vegetables Love Flowers - Companion Planting for Beauty and Bounty. I must admit that I like pretty books. I want to flip through the pages and feast with my eyes. If I like what I see then I am inclined… Continue reading Book Review: Vegetables Love Flowers by Lisa Mason Ziegler
Six things. In a garden. On a Saturday. 1 – Brad’s First Harvest. Brad is my husband. Brad loves all things hot & spicy. He decided to put in a garden of his own, mainly as a salsa garden. He probably has a dozen different kinds of peppers in addition to tomatoes, onions, and cilantro.… Continue reading Six on Saturday – 6-23-18
Upcycle: to reuse discarded objects or material in such a way as to create a product of a higher quality or value than the original. ~ Dictionary.com I didn’t really stop to consider that ‘upcycling outdoors’ is a thing, but Max McMurdo explains the concept and inspires you to try it yourself. In his explanation,… Continue reading Book Review: Upcycling Outdoors by Max McMurdo
I’ve discovered that several garden bloggers publish a post called “Six on Saturday.” Six things, in a garden, on a Saturday. I thought I might post my own edition from time to time. I think my version will be a way to feature little elements from my garden that might not warrant their own blog… Continue reading Six on Saturday – 6-9-18
In time and with water, everything changes. ~ Leonardo da Vinci I have lots of both – time and water – but don’t necessarily want to spend lots of my time delivering water to the garden. At first I was thrilled to see that the previous owner of my home had installed a faucet and… Continue reading Time & Water
… to praise the blueberry is to praise the ordinary and easily obtained pleasures of this world, … ~ from Ode to Blueberries by Campbell McGrath I’ve noted in my previous posts that gardening is a long-term endeavor for me. Some of the efforts I’ve made thus far – the fence, the raised beds,… Continue reading Long-Term Planning
A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them. ~ Liberty Hyde Bailey Character traits God is asking me to work on: Patience and Humility. Last week I did not exhibit patience, and it came back to… Continue reading Patience and Humility