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…

Historical Pansies are a healthy addition to your spring salad!

I can’t imagine a spring salad without historic pansies gracing my plate.,,, I have been growing old-fashioned  pansies (historic pansy growing with Chard 2014) in our Urban Potager for many years. I have grown a variety of other pansies. and the colors and faces could never compete with these dainty beauties.I usually pair them with my…

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…