Gardens are cultivated over a period of time. Sure, given an unlimited budget you may be able to install a complete garden in a short period of time. But even in that event, the plants are likely to be immature and lack the overall effect of a space cultivated over time. In most cases, gardens are created one project at a time.
1 - The end of the glass tax in England helped spur the greenhouse movement. 2 - The first written account of composting appears on clay tablets around 2300 BC. 3 - Charcoal briquettes are linked to Henry Ford and the wood used to build Model Ts. 4 - The first scarecrows were people. 5… Continue reading 10 Things I Learned Today
I am happy to report that one New Year’s Resolution is complete: I have officially planted my strawberry patch! The weather in Oklahoma is always erratic. You plan for that as best you can, but March and April were difficult. It seems that every weekend was cold and/or rainy. And there is always the wind!… Continue reading New Year’s Resolution #4
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
Oh my goodness, I don’t know where to begin. So many different thoughts are converging! I have the grand opportunity to review new books through a company called Net Galley. I have been introduced to some lovely books through this program. For the last week I’ve been sitting in the sand and sun on the… Continue reading Vacation = More Planning
The busy bee has no time for sorrow. ~ William Blake I’m definitely making progress on New Year’s resolution #1 – Learn about bees. Last weekend, I took a two-day class with Tonya Wells of Queen Bri’s Honey. It’s an exhaustive class covering everything from state restrictions to hive construction, best beekeeping practices, and pests.… Continue reading Let The Bee Adventure Begin!
First: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Robin, my sister-in-law. Hope you're having a wonderful day! I must admit that I was not going to compose a Six on Saturday post for today. We’ve had some lovely days in Oklahoma this past week; warm, sunny days. And I’ve been reading blogs and social media from near and far, and… Continue reading Six on Saturday – 1-12-2019