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.
If you have a complete set of salad bowls and they all say Kool Whip on the side, you might be a redneck. –Jeff Foxworthy This post includes affiliate links to products I use in my garden and trust. I receive a small commission on sales for helping the seller but my readers still receive… Continue reading Grow Your Own Salad: It’s Easier Than You Think!
I will tell you how I have successfully grown okra and tomatillos after overcoming some local growing challenges.
Even after two typhoons, the vining flowers I planted are coming along. Never give up hope--not even during a storm!
Do not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what is left of the old. -Winston Churchill How do you save these seeds? This was the question I was asked after I posted a reflective blog entry called, "I am an Heirloom Gardener on Foreign Soil". My husband was the… Continue reading How to become an Heirloom Gardener (Lesson in seed collection)
We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive. C. S. Lewis A few weeks ago, July 12 to be exact, I showed you part one of the… Continue reading The Mango Experiment Part 2
Life is divided into three terms - that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the future. William Wordsworth I am an heirloom gardener on foreign soil. Originally from Texas, I have Hispanic and Jewish… Continue reading I am an Heirloom Gardener on Foreign Soil
I wanted to know the name of every stone and flower and insect and bird and beast. I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life - but there was no one to tell me. George Washington Carver I can second Mr. Carver's sentiments. Like Carver, I have a love… Continue reading First a Birder, Now a Bugger
We cannot conceive of matter being formed of nothing, since things require a seed to start from... Therefore there is not anything which returns to nothing, but all things return dissolved into their elements. William Shakespeare Today I finally had the privilege of eating a good mango after a very long wait. As soon as… Continue reading The Mango Experiment Part 1
Below is a picture of my other succulent flower. In my last post I showed you the bright pink one below that. Now you can view them together in comparison. Me encanta Los Flores! I'm not saying much in this post, I just wanted to share photos. Pretty right? Grow on, Marissa