Chervil

Each year I am amazed at how little I  know about what people ate before we had grocery stores to purchase all our food. Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium) dates back to biblical times. Some people say that the fragrance resembles the myrrh that was given to the baby Jesus by the wise men. This was the…

Do you know about battling stress with Lemon Balm Tea?

After I had been diagnosed with cancer in 2000, I started having issues with “stress and anxiety” in my life. I mentioned this to my doctor years ago, and she prescribed a drug called Zoloft. I tried it for a few weeks, and it did make me feel better, but the thought of having to…

Have you ever noticed a garlic bulb is like life?

My garden helps me with changes in my life. I find when I go out there and weed, sow, harvest or just enjoy the beauty it helps me “understand” the changes I encounter in my life….. I had a lot of weeds in my garlic bed this week. I usually try to keep it weed…

Spring without strawberries can you imagine?

I can’t! We are now into summer, and our strawberries are starting to wane.They are one of the first plants in spring to leaf out and fill their bed. I can hardly wait when I see the strawberry plants spreading across the ground. Here, is my first strawberry patch that was inspired by others in…

You pass on the love of gardening when you share with others….

I know my life as a mother is successful when I see my own children creating  their own gardens….Today I took time to read what others think…. In search of my mother’s garden, I found my own.  Alice Walker   Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for…