Tag: Gardening

Summer's Bounty

Got Lettuce?

You bet I do! As we speak, I have half a dozen heads of Romaine and about the same of Green Leaf lettuce coming along in my tiny veggie plot. The other day I planted Little Gem (aka Sucrine) lettuce seeds…just in case! And I always buy another head of lettuce every weekend, just in […]

Basics & Tips, Spring Possibilities

A Gardener’s Hope

Or, maybe it should be “a hope and a prayer”… The radish seeds I planted are up as of yesterday! I’ve been thinking about the planting of seeds lately. It seems to me that gardeners are people whose glasses are half full and they are people full of hope for the future. Year in, year […]

Spring Possibilities

New Greens And More

It’s official, winter’s over and time to get those seeds! Growing your own arugula is very satisfying. It’s like magic! Simply seed directly in the garden or plant in a planter on a patio or balcony. Mix together some potting soil, some sea soil then plant the seeds. Water lightly. In no time at all […]

Spring Possibilities

It’s Spring Again!

Almost every day I go out with anticipation, to check the garden to see what plants have reappeared or have new buds on them! The rhubarb has sent up its shoots and what’s not to like about rhubarb pie or a crisp? There are always chores to be done;  plants that need to be moved to a new spot because they […]

Basics & Tips

Nora

My mom celebrated her 91st birthday a while ago and it got me thinking about things. “Take my hand and grow young with me; don’t rush, don’t sleep; be a beginner; light the candles; keep the fire; dare to love someone; tell yourself the truth; stay inside the rapture.” – Marlena de Blasi, “A Thousand Days in […]

Basics & Tips, Spring Possibilities

Spring Then and Now

“Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May/and summer’s lease hath all to short a date.” -Shakespeare, sonnet 18. Spring meant lots of  things when I was a little girl. Easter school holidays  (hey, it was the 1950’s), were high on my list as I was not too keen on going to school! Then there was […]