Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. Matthew 19:14 A couple years ago I gathered a hodge podge of tiny props and flat ground growling herbs to make my little girl a fairy garden. I had always been captivated by… Continue reading Just Use Your Imagination, and your child’s toys, to Make a Fairy Garden
I cannot believe what just defiled my garden.
Because, even a good thing can get in the way.
It is early in the gardening season but, oh no, I’ve already spotted the damage. Several leaves are getting spotty. It could be aphids, or spider mites, or white flies…oh my! I need to call in reinforcements! Take a look at what happened after I found a lady bug in the back of my yard… Continue reading Ladybug Raising: Beneficial Gardening Meets Early Education
I must have been about 10 years old when I learned what a Lima Bean was and tasted it after picking it right off an organic vine in my Grandpa’s backyard garden. Little did I know how these brief childhood experiences would impact me for a lifetime.
My daughter has been "helping" me in the garden since she was one year old. I may have learned a little bit about plant spacing, pruning, covering exposed soil with mulch to prevent weeds, weeding, etc; but gardening with a toddler is kind of like gardening with Curious George.
Fall is for Football, and Messy Buns!
I wrote this recently about blooming where you are planted. I hope you'll enjoy reading about living like a local and please feel free to share with others! https://www.theodysseyonline.com/if-youre-not-living-like-local-youre-missing-out
When approaching my landscape, I tend to have less is more approach to grass. My vision includes ornamental plants, more rocks, more mulch, more edibles, more edging, more pavers, more planters, and much less grass! I envision well-planned beds that will be easy to maintain and tiny plots of grass that are quick to mow.… Continue reading Making the lawn “bloom”
When you live overseas, you spend an awful lot of time lamenting the usual comforts of home. How often I have heard my friends say "Gee I can't wait to shop at Target (or Ross, Barnes and Noble, etc)" or "I can't wait to be stateside again so that I can eat Mexican food, be near… Continue reading Okinawa, I can’t wait to…