As I've said many times, “You have to grow a plant to know a plant.” So when something shows up in my garden I've never seen before, I'm quite apt to let it grow and learn what I might from it, and then decide if it's a permanent guest or someone ...

 

Plant Whatever Brings You Joy - 5 new articles

Welcoming strangers in our garden to learn what they have to share

 

As I’ve said many times, “You have to grow a plant to know a plant.” So when something shows up in my garden I’ve never seen before, I’m quite apt to let it grow and learn what I might from it, and then decide if...

      
 
 

Trees in Spring


apple tree

 

Synchronistically, Arbor Day arrived yesterday and I experienced a moment of glee when I learned, as I have been going about town for the last few weeks, at various times of the day, combing neighborhoods, to capture images of the...

      
 
 

When Spring Comes Early…


quince

 

As I tune in to gardening bloggers’ reports of their garden activities and local weather around the country there is a common thread–most of us are getting an early version of spring, followed by a colder, wetter winter pattern....

      
 
 

Basic Mac 'n Cheese


Scrumptious mac ‘n cheese

Recently I made some classic mac ‘n cheese and posted a pic on Facebook. A discussion ensued that included a dear friend in the UK who apparently was not a fan. What? “You’d love mine!” I...

      
 
 

Sharing Christmas

Some of you might recall that awhile back I was invited to do a booksigning at Whispering Winds Nursery here in Mendocino County, and the generosity of spirit of the owners drew me back recently when the idea of securing live Christmas trees for our...

      
 
 
 
   
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