My beloved, late mother-in-love established a tradition of taking her grandchildren out “birthday shopping” for their birthdays in lieu of bringing a gift for them to their parties. She would pick them up, take them to lunch, take them to a movie or some other fun thing to do, and then they’d shop for their […]
Hydrangeas are one of my favorite plants. This one, like the other three across the front of my house, started from tiny, 1 gallon shrubs on sale at Home Depot. A little TLC and a little patience and they are now huge, thriving, and beautiful. In fact, Dani […]
Dani in our blueberry patch.
Dani, my pretty girl, in our blueberry patch. The blueberry bushes are loaded with berries this year. Our freezer will be full!
All those blueberries are making me very happy! This is just one small branch […]
Lavender Trumpet Vine in full bloom.
PRETTY – This Lavender Trumpet Vine was accidentally mowed down a few years ago. Two years later, it put up new growth, and it’s now doing a grand job of growing and climbing to cover the not-so-pretty chain link fence around our back yard.
Pretty – Hydrangeas, ferns, Aloe Vera and the odd tree, all started from cuttings or divided from parent plants. Our little nursery is thriving under Dani’s careful attention.
Happy – Two and a half cords of seasoned almond firewood delivered to our drive way. Just […]
Pretty – Cream Cheese Pound Cake, Sliced Strawberries fresh from our berry patch, with a dollop of fresh cream, whipped with cocoa and lightly sweetened with sugar.
Happy – Color on my entry way wall! Grateful for a husband who spent the better part of […]
Pretty. Ya, I know. Flowers. Pretty. Cliche. But here’s the deal. These Thousand Bells were completely destroyed by a hard freeze two years ago. There were a few shoots and a couple of flowers last year, but I planned on dumping the whole thing and replanting it this year. Our […]