Washington state has had cool weather and rain for spring until now. Where is our summer? It’s still snowing in our mountains. The vegetable garden doesn’t know what to think of the weather and is flowering instead of growing taller. On the other hand, the flowers are huge.
Since the pandemic, many businesses have closed. For those of you wanting to grow your own flowers or vegetable garden, seeds may become scarce for next year. To overcome the panic, collect seeds from your garden this year. You can only save seeds from open-pollinated plants, not hybrids. Check your old seed packets. The nursery…Read more »
Some people are bored with the corona virus keeping everyone home. Frankly, I’m tired of hearing about all the negatives on the news of the virus. How about some positive news? It’s May and the flowers have sprung. It’s a good time if you have the space to grow your own food too which is…Read more »
I planted a bleeding heart in my shade plant box last year. This year it took off and is so beautiful.
I listened to Kathleen Gage’s podcast interview on her tips on how to get started, etc. Kathleen also has her own plant-based food business located in Oregon. Listen to her podcast on: https://www.powerupforprofits.com/podcastsandra. It’s only available a short time or follow Kobo podcasts for more information & other podcast s.
The Norse people revered trees for their spiritual power. In ancient mythology, the giant ash tree was a source of knowledge. In Germany, a grove of sacred trees in Uppsala was a place of human and animal sacrifices. The Warden Trees throughout the Nordic region were guardians and sources of good fortune. The Celtics honored…Read more »
Every month is dedicated to a special flower. Here is the list. January is carnation. February is violet. March is daffodil. April is sweet pea. May is lily of the valley. June is a rose. July is larkspur. August is gladiolus. September is aster. October is calendula. November is chrysanthemum. December is narcissus.
Here are twelve of the notorious toxic plants for pets: Aloe Vera Ivy Jade plants Sago Palm Elephant Ear ZZ plant Philodendron Devil’s Ivy Dieffenbachia Asparagus Fern Corn plant Lilies of all kinds
I made this chowder yesterday and it was delicious! My husband ate 4 bowls! Here is my recipe. You will need these ingredients: 4 cups low sodium vegetable stock 2 slices cooked ham, chopped into small chunks 1 medium onion, chopped 3 medium size potatoes, chopped in small chunks 3 ears of corn, cut off…Read more »
With hot summers comes the endless weeds in our yards and gardens. Weeds germinate best in warm, sunny, moist soil. Loose, dry, shady soil not so much. Once the weeds sprout, there are a few ways to kill them. I don’t recommend poisons as they run off into the sewers and eventually find their way…Read more »