Category Archives: Gardening

Inspiration from the Garden

‘The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.’ ~Hanna Rion We enjoyed a splendid June in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia until the past few days. Late June and July are hot and humid. Rains … Continue reading

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Our May Garden

May is the wackiest, loveliest month, swinging from soaring heat to frigid cold. Now that the month is almost over, seasonable temps have arrived, and we’ve gotten some nice rain. Despite this roller coaster weather, most of the plants survived. … Continue reading

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I Do Love Irises!

These bulbs came from Mama’s house 16 years ago. I do hope the neighborhood deer didn’t steal the other blooms. I spotted a few buds waiting to bloom! We shall see! There should be purple irises and yellow ones this … Continue reading

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Herbs and Flowers For A Fairy Garden

Who doesn’t want to attract fairies to their garden? Of all the herbs associated with the little folk, the most important one is thyme, which I love. I’m forever planting more varieties of thyme. In Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Titania, the fairy … Continue reading

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Spring Is When the Meadowlark Sings and It’s Singing

Signs of spring are everywhere on the farm. February is like an erratic March. So was January. We’ve had little real winter. Almost no snow. Our weather blows mild then cold then warm again, even balmy before the wind cuts … Continue reading

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Diving into the Deep End of the Webinar Pool!

Last week I dove into the deep end of the webinar pool.After watching webinars on selling, business building, and giving webinars, I  tried my own.  I created the event and sent emails to people I thought might want help with … Continue reading

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For the Love of Roses

Excerpt from, Plants for a Medieval Herb Garden in the British Isles, By Beth Trissel (Old fashioned rosebud) The English Tudor Rose is the heraldic floral emblem of England. The red rose was the badge of the House of Lancaster during the … Continue reading

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The hum of bees is the voice of the garden. ~Elizabeth Lawrence

“Gardening requires lots of water — most of it in the form of perspiration.” ~Lou Erickson~ This quote repeated in my mind while I weeded this afternoon. The sun came out after cold rainy days and the meadow shone like … Continue reading

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Life Is a Process

If you enjoy romantic comedy, check this one! A sweet contemporary romance reminiscent of Parent Trap movies. Single parents raising eleven year old daughters must try to resist the ploys their children use to push them together as well as … Continue reading

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Five Inexpensive Ways to Celebrate Spring (Plus Bonus #6)

The first day of Spring was March 20th. Many of us are experiencing Spring-like weather, and Spring is definitely “in the air.” Here’s some fun ideas to help you celebrate: Enjoy a simple picnic in the park. Clean out your … Continue reading

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