Our Garden – May 22 2019 – New Growth And New VIDEO

Welcome back to my humble backyard garden. Many of my plants that were sown around April 13 are growing and thriving, a few seedlings failed, new seeds were planted, purple sweet potato vines were planted (video), and I'm watering heavily to keep up with these drought conditions in zone 8b. Here's a look around. ^ … Continue reading Our Garden – May 22 2019 – New Growth And New VIDEO

Just Use Your Imagination, and your child’s toys, to Make a Fairy Garden

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

How to become an Heirloom Gardener (Lesson in seed collection)

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)

I am an Heirloom Gardener on Foreign Soil

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