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 »
Here is a delicious salad dressing that is easy to make. You will need these ingredients: 1/2 cup sour cream 1 clove of garlic 1/4 cup of fresh or dried tarragon 1/4 cup fresh dill 1/4 cup parsley, fresh or dried 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 Tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 cup either plain…Read more »
William Bourn, Jr. took over management of the mine to keep it from closing. He pushed several mine shafts past the 1,200 foot level and brought the mine into profit status. Mr. Bourn had a cottage made for his family and himself. He hired others to maintain his great gardens. Here are some pictures I…Read more »
Legends state the first geranium grew at the feet of where the Prophet Mohammed had hung his shirt to dry. The flower has been used in ancient times in solar spells and transformation. Geranium means gentility.
The Forget-Me-Not flower means eternal friendship and undying love. A legend speaks of a man and his betrothed walking along the banks of the river on a night before their wedding. The woman cried out when she saw a small blue flower floating on the river’s current. The man leapt into the river to fetch…Read more »
Legend states that when the foxglove bows its head, it means the faerie folk are out walking. It is considered lucky to have a foxglove growing from seed in your garden. Do not transplant it for it might mask a faerie home. Foxgloves are used in the medicine world to strengthen and stimulate your heart.