RePurposing in the Garden – Part II Mary, Mary quite contrary … WAIT A MINUTE! Why would mary be “contrary” when we’re talking about how her garden grows? She’s pretty darn clear about how it grows, ” … with silver bells and cockle shells and pretty maids all in row.” Putting aside the rhyme and [...]
April 22 – Earth Day. Hmmm? An important day for sure to create and increase awareness … to assure respect and love for Mother Earth continues from one generation to the next. I just don’t want Earth Day to become another Veterans Day, Mother’s Day or What-have-you DAY; a day we set aside once a year to remind folks of what’s [...]
This is our first spring in the new home. It is thrilling to see the hundreds of tulips poking through the snow dust. The previous owner has some nice flower beds and a herb bed, but no vegetable garden. My husband and I uncharacteristically decided to try and keep it somewhat simple, and plant our [...]
Thrilled to have Dyana Robenalt share some of her awesome expertise in making natural outdoor decorations for winter. She is a Rutgers Master Gardener with 40 years of gardening experience and her specialties include deer resistant plants and native plants to attract birds, butterflies and hummingbirds. She has also served on the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) [...]
My kitchen has been overtaken by tomatoes. For the past week, the countertops have been lined with spillover from a late summer harvest. It’s a blessing, but also a real dilemma for a brown-thumb, largely kitchen-phobic girl who for nearly three decades picked the tomatoes out of everything. I love fresh produce as much as [...]
I regret that I don’t have any garden this year, but we moved in July, so . . . But the new place had a lovely herb garden already going, and I planted a couple more herbs in pots on the deck. It was a good year to forage for locally grown food – from farmer’s markets to road-side stands and generous friends with gardens overrun with tomatoes and goodies.
I stumbled upon this quote by the beautiful and brilliant Audrey Hepburn and had to make a lil graphic out of it. She did a lot to help children and amazingly she still does through her website and children’s fund that continues. She obviously believed in helping children and saw the importance of hope for [...]