Gardening

When I was a little girl, I fell in love with Black Eyed Susans. They weren’t flowers in my mother’s garden, but rather they grew wild in the park by our house. I was intrigued by how alike and how different they were from daisies, another favorite. Once I hadRead More →

This was first posted on April 27, 2009, on my now retired blog One Generation to Another. I hope you enjoy 🙂 I love gardening. But who can blame me? Time began in a garden, at least biblically speaking. God did not plop Adam and Eve down in the desert.  NorRead More →

If you can believe it, I’m still sick. I’ve been watching this flu/cold change directions so many times I’m dizzy. Seems this week I’ve settled in to a nice case of laryngitis! Can’t complain, though, I am feeling lots better than I did last week at this time! Having said allRead More →

You’ve just made of quart of lemonade, and you are headed outside to garden. It’s hot, and those first few drinks of lemonade are so refreshing. But because of the heat, before long, the ice is melted, and your ice cold lemonade is now a tepid liquid. What you need isRead More →

Whenever we go out to eat, and the waitress takes our drink order, I ALWAYS ask for water with “obscene amounts” of lemon. I’ve noticed there is a direct correlation between the amount of lemon a waitress brings me and the size of a tip I leave her. I LOVE LEMON! AndRead More →

Last year I discovered some lovely plant markers made by Kelly over at Purple Lemon Designs. She had a great tutorial on how to make them so check it out HERE. I must admit we broke a couple new terracotta pots, but I’ve also used a number of cracked, old pots,Read More →

Tim and I have this nature dichotomy thing going. On one hand we love animals and encourage their residence in our yard. We pay more money monthly for our bird seed and peanuts than we do our cable, and if we had to give up one, the t.v. would go.Read More →

Today I spent an entirely exhausting but wonderfully fulfilling day in the gardens. Michelle’s family came over to “Help Gammy”. Seven year old Bug learned to prune a small crab apple tree. Five year old Fairy showed her might as she hauled bags of mulch. And three year old Pixie impressed usRead More →

Beginning tomorrow I will be “off” for the next 2 weeks. Tim is on vacation and we are excited about spending the next couple of weeks AT HOME. Now, this may not be exotic, but we are so looking forward to it. We are locking up the cell phones (mostly)Read More →

  Thanks to Christy’s suggestion over at Sweet Tidings, I turned my outdoor Wall Flower into a cute Posy Applique Block. I know I’m always saying that “this was designed for a 6″ x 6″ block but the pattern can be reduced or enlarged to meet your needs”. This isRead More →

Using the same directions as the Patchwork Pot, Bug, Fairy and Pixie were busy making flower pots for their mommy for Mother’s Day. They needed assistance putting the trim on, and I did put the 2nd and 3rd coat of Mod Podge on for them, but they picked out theRead More →

There’s this “thing” out there. Before you have a child, you should have a dog for a couple of years. If you can take care of it and manage not to do anything irreversibly stupid, chances are you’re ready for a kid. Some logic here, I suppose! Well, I didn’tRead More →

It was a great weekend in the garden. Tim helped turn my doodles into reality. (I use the word helped liberally… he did the lion’s share of the work!) Anyway, I am beyond thrilled with the wall flower and window boxes he made. (Tim is now referring to our houseRead More →

Being an obsessive person, I have a tendency to have a one track mind. And at this time of year, it is near impossible to keep me indoors. My gardens call to me, and it would be down right rude, not to answer. So, this means I tend not toRead More →