West side of guest house Guest House Our property naturally slopes. In some places, the slope has been exaggerated. One such place is on the west side of our guest house. The hill is rather dramatic. It’s a difficult area to cut with a lawnmower. And at the bottom of the hill resides Brad’s salsa garden. We decided… Continue reading Planning For A Few Pops of Color
Six on Saturday – 3-9-2019
I uploaded a blog post earlier this week as I was leaving my Florida vacation and heading home to Oklahoma. Brad and I spent a week on the Florida coast. He was craving some heat and sunshine, and quite frankly, I just went along for the ride. I didn’t really realize how much I needed… Continue reading Six on Saturday – 3-9-2019
Dreaming in January
Anyone who thinks gardening begins in the spring and ends in the fall is missing the best part of the whole year; for gardening begins in January with a dream. ~ Josephine Nuese Oh, the dreaming I have done this month! I have spent many hours snuggled up in front of the fireplace looking at pictures… Continue reading Dreaming in January
Six on Saturday – 10-6-18
Last Saturday, I spent the day on the campus of Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas. My son Cooper is a junior there, and Brad and I went down for Family Weekend. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this university, it is a beautiful campus in the middle of an urban setting.… Continue reading Six on Saturday – 10-6-18
Book Review: Vegetables Love Flowers by Lisa Mason Ziegler
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
Happy May Day!
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!
Round 2 of Plantings for 2018
My research told me that the last frost for my area is historically April 15. This year, the early days of April were so nice that it was difficult to believe that cold weather could still be lingering. But thank goodness I waited! Some of my Round 1 plants have emerged, so I found myself… Continue reading Round 2 of Plantings for 2018