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For Christmas presents, I gave out little packages of my signature immune boosting blend of turmeric and other spices to be used in a beverage. This beverage can go several different directions. So, when I was thinking of writing up a directional tag for every single package, it seemed like a big time waster. Instead,… Continue reading Turmeric Chai
Hello All, I meant to have this playlist up for you at the beginning of December, but I also intended to have all my presents and cards in order by now. You guessed it, they're not done. https://open.spotify.com/user/i4s3qdcvsc3hma74qhampp8qy/playlist/29mxES1XErnLc6GZym4esV?si=K9pZSJUUSKKw76BMgIXSJQ Take a listen and enjoy! There are only a few songs in this playlist that have one… Continue reading December Playlist
Okay okay, it isn't technically winter yet. Will you hold it against me? I have had to shovel snow already. At the end of last week, the ground completely froze over. It is winter. Take that, you autumn-loving, pumpkin-spice everything people. Previously, I had been worried that a massive order of bulbs would need to… Continue reading Winter Plantings Bring Spring Flowers.
Christmas is coming, if you like it or not. Countless vehicles have been spotted balancing a netted tree aloft them. The grocery stores boast giant pine wreaths with flat red bows, that dare you not to look at them as you enter. Colored lights are going up in the houses of well-meaning aunts, who try… Continue reading Decorating for Christmas (Holiday Season) Using Plants
It was like Christmas morning, sorting through this shipment of bulbs, dreaming of the flowers blooming next spring. Unfortunately, the weather gave us a white Christmas morning.. before Thanksgiving.There was only about a week and a half between the time most perennials went dormant and there was snow on the ground. It is looking like… Continue reading Have Bulbs, Will Plant?
My family is here from North Carolina and Vermont. We are all huddled in my parents' small house in upstate New York. There is talk of more sudden snowfall on the way. The ground looks like it will be frozen for the foreseeable future and the planting schedule is halted. There is still snow on… Continue reading Day Before Thanksgiving
At the end of the summer, I dreamed up a magnificent plan to overwinter some annuals from clients' cutting gardens to see how they would hold up, and maybe have some nice blooms in the winter. I brought them inside. "Oh, how pretty they are! It really brings some life to this tiny apartment! These… Continue reading The Plan is Not Always in Your Hands
It took Boss and me three consecutive days to fill up the new Country Meadow bed with transplanted "bullies" from the main garden. There were some small projects on the property that presented themselves during the transition, but the main goal was to finish the Country Meadow bed, and WE DID IT! The Country Meadow… Continue reading Country Meadow Bed II
Having a degree in anthropology, I am attuned to the practices of people across the globe. There are many instances where people will burn herbs or plant resin in a ceremonial way. It may be one of the things witchcraft, christianity, and buddhism all have in common. The act of burning a bundle of herbs… Continue reading Oh, Smudge