October in the Vegie Patch

October is the get-ready-for-summer-abundance month! Boy oh boy there’s lots to get done if we are to grow enough to fill our pantries for winter.  Get ready people, but wait till conditions are perfect before planting out those heat loving crops. The October garden is an up and down affair. Hot days followed by cold, […]

Last of the Late Summer Sunflowers

This gorgeous honey of a flower is one of the last of the Evening Sun sunflowers (sown late summer). I love the muted wintry tones (in summer the petals are deep brown or red). Inspires philosophy, don’t you agree? I entreat you (however trite the words be) to think that life is not empty nor made […]

Feeding Beneficial Insects

What’s getting ready to bloom in your winter garden? What are you feeding your beneficial insects this winter? What will be feeding your soul through the darker colder months? Flowers are such a gift! This is Anise Hyssop. Fragrant, edible, medicinal, gorgeous – she’s like one of those people who seemingly have it all.  

A gorgeous zinnia to brighten your summer day!