Category Archives: gardening

Happy Flowers

“Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; medicine to the soul.”  Luther Burbank Nothing brings me more pleasure than painting – except perhaps arranging flowers!  Zinnias and dill blossoms – a little “medicine to the soul” from my … Continue reading

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A Moment of Creativity

Earlier this week I decided to spend a moment on the porch enjoying a warm January sunbeam and browsing through two of my favorite catalogs,  Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff and Rare Seeds from the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.  I … Continue reading

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A “little” Inspiration

Several nights ago the temperature dropped into the single digits and all of the media were emphasizing the importance of bringing outdoor pets inside and providing shelter for livestock.  I don’t have either but after I filled the bird feeders … Continue reading

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Scatter Seeds, Gather Weeds

Several years ago my sister gave me this cute little gardening stake.   I’ve been gathering weed seeds this week.  That’s right.  And I plan to scatter them and plant rows of them around my yard for a bumper crop … Continue reading

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Journey into Autumn

I said goodbye to the garden this afternoon. The sky is a clear blue, there is a chill in the air and frost/freeze warnings are in effect for tonight.  I walked back to the house with a huge bowl of … Continue reading

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Moonflower Magic

One Spring I came across a little Moonflower seedling nestled among the Morning Glory vines in a local greenhouse.   I’ve planted several every Summer since then.  What a magical plant! Moonflowers are night blooming cousins of the Morning Glory.  The … Continue reading

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Autumnal Aroma Therapy

I love the smell of the garden this time of year. Yeast cells working their magic on the over-ripe remnants of a bountiful harvest. The sweet aroma of fermentation, the scent of woodsmoke in the air and fragrance of  bread baking … Continue reading

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Summer Snowflakes

“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.”  Henry David Thoreau What appears to be a cluster of snow-y ice crystals in the stenciled design above is really a flower from Queen Anne’s Lace, a common … Continue reading

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Learning to Love Weeds

A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.  ~Doug Larson As I strolled around the yard this week I found a most artistic arrangement of weeds growing in the … Continue reading

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Brushstroke Memories

We all have boxes full of photographs in a drawer, a desk or a closet. Images that remind us of people and places and events that touched our lives or those of the people from our past who snapped the … Continue reading

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