Chester, a down covered Canada goose was given to me shortly after he’d been rescued. We spent hours together weeding and watering the garden. We quickly became a study of each other’s grunts and coos. And like I had done with my children; I began to interpret what each one of his sounds meant. When Read More
Category: LESSONS FROM THE GARDEN
Change or Move?
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. ~ Martin Luther King “Is this dead?” my husband asked me while we were weeding the rose beds. He wanted to yank it out of the ground and into the compost pile. C “Be patient with her, she’s in shock, Read More
Simplifying life is a constant goal so planning a walk around the ten acres, I live on, is a vital part of that simplicity. Walking is a time to return to basics, away from the rush and push of real life. My surroundings renew the air in my lungs, the view for my eyes, and Read More
Among the Roses
Is there something wrong with that rose?” a friend asked, while she watched me cut back an unruly cane. The vigorous climber was selected to adorn the entrance of my memorial garden. Every spring, I re-direct, tie back, and cut off winter growth. “No, there’s nothing wrong with it that a little pruning won’t help Read More
Winter Prep for Summer Blooms
I know it’s winter and the garden is sleeping, but prepping in January and Feburary inspires prolific summer blooms. Here are 10 tips for your winter to do list: *Affiliate Marketing
Root-Bound or Opportunity Seeking?
Wilted yellowing leaves are the best indicator that something is wrong. A vibrant plant should be lush and green with good flexibility. But when the roots have filled the container, a plant’s subsequent growth fails to spread outward. The roots grow back into themselves and the plant becomes root-bound. This kind of misguided growth chokes Read More
The Legacy We Leave Behind
What we leave behind– “A righteous man will be remembered forever.” Psalm 112:6 (NIV) This year’s weather has inspired long lasting, multi-blooming roses. In our garden, I carefully select old fashioned roses for their fragrance and disease-proof ability. So while out today, I deadheaded and cut a bouquet of beautiful purple roses. Placing them Read More
Thanks and Giving
I have one life and one chance to make it count for something… My faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can with whatever I have to try to make a difference. — Jimmy Carter It’s always hard to say ‘see you’ to the Read More