A Small Oasis

A Small Oasis

I see no reason to avoid showing my predilection for ponds and water features in the garden. Manicured to perfection or wild and hidden under overgrown greenery, I like them all. Here at home, I have a small pond that requires little care and still provides us with...
The Delightful Asparagus

The Delightful Asparagus

I have asparagus in my vegetable patch. These beautiful plants peek out from under the moist dirt before anything else each Spring. They herald the growing season with their tiny green tips and grow vigorously with little care. I love their airy, fern-like look and...
Recycling Creates a Buzz

Recycling Creates a Buzz

It is undeniable that bees are experiencing a critical moment in their fight for survival. Help is needed on so many fronts and while some large scale changes (here’s looking at you Monsanto) need to happen, individuals can help bees survive and even thrive....
Emerge

Emerge

I am sure you are all familiar with the notion of the lotus flower: a most perfect, most beautiful flower emerges from a less than picturesque layer of underwater mud. This unexpected gift exemplifies rebirth and triumph over the opaque darkness of the slimy swamp....