“Jack Frost was in the garden, I saw him there at dawn. He was dancing round the bushes and prancing on the lawn.” -John P. Smeeton After a cold, crisp October night that heralded temperatures into the upper 30’s, (without frost, so far 🙂 I decided it might be a good time to share tips … More Are You Ready for Winter?
Many, many songs, poems, books, magazine articles, blogs and movies have been written about the power of love. Until you allow this feeling into your life you never really understand what all the fuss is about. Recently, I have been reminded of the importance (and necessity) of doing just that. Love comes in many forms … More The Power of Love
“It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth–and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up– that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.” -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross As the temperatures start to … More Our Changing Times…
Herbs for Every Season… Did you know that herbs are versatile and can be used throughout the year? With a little preparation and know-how, you and your family can enjoy the wonders of herbs even in the middle of winter. Of course herbs offer great flavor for the dinner table, but these wonderous little plants … More 2017 Fall & Winter Workshop Schedule
Gardeners everywhere are rejoicing this time of the year whenever they head to their gardens. What could be better than vine-ripened tomatoes, peppers (of all varieties) and herbs? Looking at the bounty from my own gardens, I have to pause and give thanks for the blessing of abundance and the flavorful possibilities that await. With … More The Bounty of the Season
“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. He is rich who owns the day…” -Ralph Waldo Emerson Those of you who have been following my blog or attending workshops (at our herb shop) for any length of time know that I truly believe in the value of … More Food For the Body and Soul
Have you ever watched a 2-year old who was trying to accomplish a task that had never been done before? Or watched a small kitten try and try to fit inside of a container that wasn’t quite within reach? If so, you have witnessed one of Mother Nature’s greatest gifts…the gift of pure old fashioned … More Nature’s Wonders
” America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” – Harry S. Truman In honor of our nation’s 240th birthday, I wanted to dedicate this blog to some of the traditions and virtues from the past and present, all of … More Happy Birthday, America!!
Lavender is as versatile as it is beautiful. … More Lavender…
The memory of the 21-gun salute by local military personnel at my Dad’s funeral in 1968 still chills me to the bone. I vividly remember standing beneath the attending adults as a (just turned) 5-year old wondering what was going on. Our beloved Dad had died unexpectedly at 34, while on a business trip to … More A Father’s Legacy…