June 20, 2012
I used to buy my seeds from Seeds of Change until I discovered that in 1997 Seeds of Change was bought out by the Mars Corporation.
Now, I no longer trust their products, and after learning that Seeds Of Change was Bought by Mars Inc., I switched to buying my seeds from multiple independent suppliers on Etsy and well as from Gardens Alive.… Read more
May 28, 2012
Early this spring while Greg and I were picking up the supplies to build our raised cedar garden beds, Greg spotted citronella plants.
While in the nursery, we were amazed at how potent the smell was and how long the smell lasted on our skin after touching it.… Read more
March 1, 2012
During the past several weeks, I’m been learning a lot about adrenal fatigue, stress, types of stress, how to eliminate stress, plus so much more.
Well, after I started feeling better, this week, I get hit with an extreme dose of external stress, and since today has been an emotional day for me, I did what I know works best for me to combat stress, I grabbed my seeds, my shovel, and my camera and headed outdoors. … Read more
June 23, 2011
First thing this morning, Lexie sent me a text message asking me to go blueberry picking, so we grabbed our beverages, sunblock and hats and headed to Allen Family Farm (one of several family farms that is organic but has not gone through the organic certification mainly due to the cost of that certification).… Read more
June 20, 2011
I’ve been searching our local nurseries, both the mom-and-pop as well as the super-store nurseries, and I’ve been coming up empty handed as far as ground cover is concerned – until today.
This morning while running errands, I stopped at another local family-owned nursery, Bayview Garden Nursery.… Read more
June 16, 2011
Today was a very productive day at my house.
I went bulk-trash-day trash picking and scored a bike for Ainsley, a tricycle for Sydney, a toddler bed for relaxing in the garage and for my friend Janet, I scored a lounge chair for her deck and a beach cruiser for her son, Matthew.… Read more
June 14, 2011
After we got back from the beach, Greg headed out to the garden and came back in with a juicy snack.
|Organic Raspberries from our Garden!
Moments after Greg revealed his bounty, the girls were out the door running to pick their treasure.… Read more
June 1, 2011
Greg and I built our home eight years ago and have been slowly creating our own oasis. After a lot of hard work, we are beginning to reap the benefits, so much that I now never want to leave!
Here’s an intimate look at our yard/gardens…
I love being surrounded by so much natural beauty everyday that I wake up and step outside!… Read more
May 11, 2011
I finally made the hummingbird food for my feeders. My feeders are now filled and waiting for the scouts to discover a new organic food source.
Here’s the recipe from the Smithsonian Institute’s website, which is a 4 to 1 ratio.… Read more