Category Archives: Gardening

summer lavender

Does anything smell better than a summer stroll through lavender? It’s taken a learning curve for me to grow it—bright sunlight and the right kind of soil. It likes its own space, doesn’t like to be crowded into a pot … Continue reading

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Lemon tree… very pretty

do you know the land where the lemon trees blossom; where the golden oranges glow in the dark foliage. ~ Maeve Binchy     I use lemons so often in cooking that I’ve decided to try my hand at growing … Continue reading

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Spring, my hands in the dirt

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul. ~ Alfred Austin

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Summer garden envy

  A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust. ~ Gertrude Jekyll I envy people who live in other regions of the country who don’t … Continue reading

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Autumn

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. ~ Albert Camus Winter’s coming but until then find your favorite place in the park and enjoy nature at its best.     While most summer flowers have already given … Continue reading

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All the leaves are brown

All over the state of California the drought is taking its toll on the flora, leaving trees and shrubberies, flowers and plants, dying alongside roadways and hillsides.. The lack of water is stressing them out causing their thirsty condition to become vulnerable to attack by … Continue reading

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No Churn Peach Lavender Ice Cream

“There are some things, after all, that Sally Owens knows for certain: Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder. Keep rosemary by your garden gate. Add pepper to your mashed potatoes. Plant roses and lavender, for luck. Fall in … Continue reading

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