Category: pots planted

is the garden sleeping?

Gardens may indeed be sleeping in other parts of the US, but January gardening is necessary in Cali.  The Old Farmers Almanac says the onion sets must go in by the 22nd…! Missed that one. Again. But the beds are ready for soil and the path is half finished. D is holding off on lifting…

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a new garden path

This week has been a roller-coaster of rain and dry, cool and warm. Today was sunny and just above 60°. I’ve always said our valley Holiday Season is Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Super Bowl and SPRING! They all run together and they come fast. When the temperatures start to reach into the 60’s you know…

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spring fever

It’s spring fever. That’s what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it you want …oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache you want it so! _Mark Twain On Friday, March 20, at 6:45 p.m. EDT, we welcome the official arrival…

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foggy mornings

Winter in our part of the world often, very often, looks like this. You get up in the morning and look across the lane toward the meadow and see…trees in silhouette, white fog blanketing the world and limiting viability to the length of a football field. There are drops of moisture sliding off of everything.…

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plant a garden

How To Plant A Garden Plant three rows of peas: Peace of mind Peace of heart Peace of soul. Plant four rows of squash: Squash gossip Squash indifference Squash grumbling Squash selfishness. Plant four rows of lettuce: Lettuce be faithful Lettuce be kind Lettuce be obedient Lettuce really love one another. No garden is complete…

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welcome summer

 Love conquers all June has arrived in our garden. Summer follows quickly on her heels. Yesterday I awoke later than usual, and found the most beautiful bouquet waiting for me on the counter. This is what happens when someone loves you unconditionally. Even though I’d been miserable and grouchy ever since taking a sinus pill before bed…

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easy orchids

K…it’s time for a brief Q & A about our orchids. The number one question we’re asked: “Are orchids hard to grow?” The simple answer is: NO! Like any plant, in the right environment, orchids thrive. It’s just up to the gardener to choose the plants that will be happy in your home. And you…

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end of May blooms

Summer afternoon — summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. _Henry James The word May is a perfumed word. It is an illuminated initial. It means youth, love, song, and all that is beautiful in life. _Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “Journal” Enjoy your weekend, dear hearts.…

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contrasting foliage

And try to learn [in your experience] what is pleasing to the Lord [let your lives be constant proofs of what is most acceptable to Him]. Take no part in and have no fellowship with the fruitless deeds and enterprises of darkness, but instead [let your lives be so in contrast as to] expose and…

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orchids – May ’14

A note from God today “Whenever trouble comes, think of all that you are thankful for. Your thankful heart and praise remove mountains. Today I am thankful for our life, our home, our good health, our fur people and beauty. Thought I’d share some of our beauty with you all. With the sun pouring into…

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