landscape design, lawn care, plant names, why I blog

New Year’s Anti-resolutions

This year has begun the same way last year ended: I'm behind. My intentions - like that of most other bloggers - are pretty straightforward. Most of us try and get a new post up every couple of weeks, if not weekly. My record does not reflect my intentions. Yes, it's been a crazy year...… Continue reading New Year’s Anti-resolutions

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gardening with children, Linda Lehmusvirta, native plants, plant names, why I blog, wildlife gardening

Nurturing nature(al) readers: YOU CAN GROW THAT!

Watching the nightly news is painful, isn't it?  I hate it in the same way I hate coming up on a bad car-wreck: I look but I always wish I hadn't.  From the newscasts, it would seem playing outside is one of the most dangerous things a kid can do. As a child of the 60's,… Continue reading Nurturing nature(al) readers: YOU CAN GROW THAT!

heirloom plants, plant names, plant selection, Uncategorized

Biblical plant names (and life) can be confusing, depending on your perspective

Scary to see someone you love labeled as sick, isn't it?  The feeling of helplessness is overwhelming.  However, after 5 days in the hospital with a family member who I almost lost, I'm back out in my garden, thankful for the abundance of life around me and recognizing its incredible fragility.  What I labeled as "healthy"… Continue reading Biblical plant names (and life) can be confusing, depending on your perspective