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First Tulsi Harvest!

By On June 8, 2018

So very excited!  Our tulsi is starting to come in.  This plant, an herb, is a fragile one.  Anyway, this is the first of what we hope will be a bountiful harvest. … Read More

Gardening

Raised Beds Part 2

By On May 1, 2018

Hi!  Very excited that the weather is finally warming up enough to be outside aallll day!  Even the greenhouse doors stay open.  It’s just that the squirrels get in the greenhouse and… Read More

Gardening

Raised Beds!

By On March 19, 2018

Hi!  Been busy here doing and learning!  Hope you have been busy doing and learning too!  Tomorrow is the first day of Spring and we are predicted a wintry mix here in… Read More

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Hopefully…an early Spring!

By On February 19, 2018

I’m very excited! Our frost date here in coastal Virginia is March 15…but, maybe it will happen earlier this spring?! My roses are full of leaves.  So are the butterfly bushes.  The… Read More

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I’m Thinking Butterflies…

By On February 2, 2018

Hi.  Its been a bit since I last shared.  Time flies when it’s holiday season.  Here in coastal Virginia, it’s time to start thinking about the spring garden.  My husband is planning… Read More

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Still Blooming!

By On November 13, 2017

I’m so very excited that it is the middle of November and there are still flowers blooming! Can you believe it!?  I didn’t know that some flowers would bloom and thrive in… Read More

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Doing Nothing!

By On September 15, 2017

The seasons are beginning to change even here in coastal Virginia.  The 100 degree days have given way to 70’s and low 80’s.  Most pleasant.  I should feel more like doing stuff.… Read More

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House of Hope in Haiti

By On August 17, 2017

Good afternoon! I know…it’s been a while.  I’ve been busy settling the garden and other important stuff.  Sorry but I missed you.  I’m still on this journey of discovery and want to… Read More

Gardening

Green Tomato Relish

By On August 10, 2017

August is here…what happened to the summer?  Anyhoo, the gardens are giving up their bounty and several friends have tomato plants that are finished producing.  The heat here this summer has taken… Read More

Gardening

Peperoncini Report

By On August 2, 2017

Hi!  Exciting news!  Three weeks ago, I tried a recipe for refrigerator peperoncini.  We have an abundance of them in our garden and I was looking for something to do with them… Read More