Un-Weedin’ the Garden

Nana: "We weeded the garden today" Alexis: "No Nana, we un-weeded the garden today." I stand corrected! That is exactly what we did...pulled weeds. Once again, the joy of gardening through my 5-year-old granddaughters point of view. Now for some other thoughts on un-weeding your garden! Read "In  Defense of Weeds", After the click...Compost mulches and…

Garden Resolutions

I don't make New Year's resolutions. I really tend to think about how I can better something... in manageable chunks. Not a one liner that sets me up for discouragement.   For all gardeners, hope springs eternal and thinking about what we want to do in the garden feeds that hope that continually filters through the seasons to come. As we begin the new…

Future sustainable gardener

Can't resist another  kid story, somehow being a grandma gives inalienable rights. My granddaughter Alexis was visiting over the weekend and as always,  loves to be outside chasing the dogs, riding her bike and gardening. Since she was tiny,  she puttered around with me, even when she was just an infant, she would sit outside…

Teeny, sweet bouquets!

 There are captured flowers in vases as the lavender dries upright beside the Moonshine yarrow and the hop vines. Memories of the summer garden on the buffet in the dining room. But there is more  about this that makes me smile.  Tucked in front of the large vases of dried flowers are teeny, tiny glass…