The Fall/Winter Garden: A Lesson in Self-Care

When you live in an area with this kind of heat, there are few joys in being outside during the summer months. But then the cooler months arrive, and what becomes bitter cold to many is, in the words of Goldilock’s Baby Bear, just right…for the gardener, that is. Someone posed a question as to […]

The Spring/Summer 2019 Garden–Healing Comes in Many Ways

She considers a field and buys it;    out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.She sets about her work vigorously;    her arms are strong for her tasks. Proverbs 31: 16-17, NIV In the last few months I began a couple of Instagram live talks to follow up my blog posts. Like many who are “building a brand” […]

Just Keep Planting: The First Fall/Winter Garden

The advice that comes from the head of the urban farm where we volunteer is, “Just keep planting.” There is, of course, a rhythm to understanding season and sun and how each affects plant growth. Yet, his premise is that the weather is so unpredictable here until it becomes difficult to say with certainty what […]

Spring Garden 2018–“Going Hard” Around our Home

I spent days agonizing over the right words to convey my excitement, only to come up lacking. So, hopefully the abundance of pictures (with more to come, I am sure) and related tales is enough to express a certain pleasure that spring is finally here–maybe(?) Our humble beginnings of a spring garden resulted from a […]

Our 2016 Spring Garden

A trip home to help an ailing relative, a trip to pick up a college student, a high school prom, and an upcoming dance recital?   NO WONDER I am just now returning to blog!!   We still have about two weeks to go before we settle into a summer norm–as if there really is […]

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