Five weeks ago, I brought home a thrift store chandelier because seven weeks ago I saw a DIY garden project on Tiktok. This is it: The project is to strip, paint and convert the fixture to solar lights for use as a garden chandelier. I known I wanted to use multiple colors, so I dismantled […]Read More solar chandelier reveal
I was today years old when I learned that okra was part of the hibiscus family. Looking at the photos from our garden, you’ll understand why I went to Google… Also, rose of sharon, which also makes sense.Read More today I learned…
Last Christmas, my sister got our parents each a digital photo frame. They have their own email addresses, so everyone in the family can send images of their lives direct to our folks. Today, I roamed the garden, shooting in 4:3 just to flood mom’s frame with our garden. Here’s the content:Read More a love letter to home…
It’s time to pull the potatoes. From a coworker: “After they bloom and lay down.” I have two 2×4 foot elevated beds that I’ve begun alternating with onions and potatoes. This year, I went with blue fingerling potatoes and red and white onions… Today, I pulled about half of the potatoes, and I thinned out […]Read More today’s small bounty
We started this week saying goodbye to the best part of our hearts, and finish it on our fifth marriage anniversary… with small steps forward in between. I was previously working to add another flowerbed, which has become his resting place and memorial. The bed is planned to be home to Oriental lilies, blackberry vines, […]Read More a week full of big moments and small steps
I don’t have a lot of words today so, instead, a lot of photos:Read More this week in the garden:
Lilyfest approaches and the anticipated crowds are massive!Read More lilyfest is upon us!
I was this week old when I learned that potato plants flower… These are blue fingerling potato plants. Last year was the first time I grew potatoes, but I planted them mid-summer for fall harvest. They struggled in the heat and never got big enough to flower. The deadly nightshade is gorgeous!Read More who knew…?
The first pick from the garden: Pink Beauty radishes! They were delicious in a slaw with cabbage, cilantro, and green onions. Pink Beauty radishes are fast spring radishes. They are mature at different rates, so hopefully we can stretch out the batch. A definite keeper!Read More first harvest
Written a month ago, I found this incomplete post in my drafts folder. These are likely my favorite flower in our garden for history and brevity of bloom alike: Our dwarf iris love their home here in our garden. They more than double every year, from three modest clumps to rows and rows and rows. […]Read More tiny joy