As I was admiring my garden, which I do daily, I thought it was time to give you all a garden update. It has been growing by leaps and bounds and I rarely go out each day and come back empty handed. I have given away some of my bounty, (more…)
I thought I would give you an update on my growing garden. I visit her every day, watching with wonder at the progress these little seedlings make day by day. I over planted and over seeded thinking that some would surely not spout (more…)
It has always been a dream to be able to grow my garden. A real garden with more than a couple of potted tomatoes and herbs. I have always loved gardens, watching them grow and fruit and then picking the beautiful produce. I have to admit, I was always envious (more…)
Today I thought I would share some happenings in the garden. As you know, I am loving having room to garden and to feed the local birds and squirrels. I could literally be entertained all day with the antics (more…)
I thought I would take a moment to talk about the importance of growing what you eat, and cooking what you grow. I have talked about my friends company, Goin Native, many times, but mostly about gardening. She also teaches people about the importance of growing and eating organically. I am not here to preach about it, (more…)
This past weekend, I decided to take a bit of time and immerse myself in dirt therapy. If you are not a gardener, you should be. There is something so simple and homey about gardening. Whether it be acres of land, a backyard, or a few pots on a balcony, we can all (more…)
One thing I dislike about condo living, is the fact that we don’t have a yard. We have a balcony, a balcony that is situated in such a way that it is an inferno in the afternoon in the summer. Now, if you are a gardener, you know that we want morning sun. I have struggled for the past few years (more…)
Lauren and I took a gardening class last week at Goin’ Native. My girlfriend, Marianne Taylor owns the company and is a “dirt therapist”. She holds classes on gardening and educates people about organic produce and its benefits. She is also a firm believer that gardening will relax you and relieve stress. I am a strong believer as well. The class we took was about gardening with succulents. Succulents are not in the cactus family, as many people think. They are beautiful, pretty easy to grow, and come in a variety of colors and sizes.
On a side note…Lauren is my husband’s granddaughter. I say this because I am not really old enough to be the grandmother of a 19 year old. I think of Lauren as my much younger sister or a daughter, this way I don’t have to think about the fact that I am technically old enough to have a grandchild.