Mr. Snow Sat in My Chair

It was only a few weeks ago, the weather was a beautiful 50+ degree Fahrenheit. I sat in the sun for a few hours to enjoy the sunshine and to feast my eyes on the garden that had very little life from the effects of the Winter. The only sign of greenery was from a…

Pick a Peck of Pickled Pepper

“Pick a Peck of Pickled Pepper Peter Piper Picked” I’m not Peter Piper who picked a peck of pickled peppers, but I do intend to pick a peck of pickled pepper or not pickled pepper this garden season. How much is a peck of Pickled Pepper? A peck is about 2 gallons or 10 –…

Window Shopping

You hear the term “Window Shopping” and you think about leisurely gazing at the display windows along Fifth Avenue and the luxury Department Stores and Hugh Department Boutiques. Browsing shop windows without actually buying is not just because of lack of money. Some do it for ideas, relaxation, or just because it’s something to do….

Itching to Garden

Winter has finally settled in and the desire to plant my Spring Garden has been taunting. Reading the pages of The Old Farmer’s 2019 Almanac helps to bring on the desires to get in the dirt and play.  With only a possible five to six months of gardening, this year planning is on its way….

Hello Sunshine

It has been about a year since I last blogged in my Garden Sanctuary. So much has happened since then and I have learned so much about my little sanctuary while nurturing and tending to the things that nature has afforded me to grow. The sunflowers standing tall along the fences are so irresistible with…

Saving the Hibiscus

Nurturing the garden and voyaging to the ally dumpster to discard garden materials that I did not desire in my compost bin when I couldn’t help but noticing a blossom peeping out in the bushes close to a dumpster. I ambled over for a closer look and discovered it was a hibiscus plant. This eye-catching…

Basil Mint Tea

After a long day in the garden, I decided to sit and enjoy a warm cup of Basil Mint Tea. So I ventured over to gather a handful of mint and sweet basil from my herb garden. I could not help but notice the pungent, sweet and somewhat menthol aroma as I cut the limb from the basil…

Chasing Butterflies

A beautiful 81°Fahrenheit and what a relief from the three digit temperatures we have been experiencing over the past weeks. It’s the perfect weather to give some TLC to my garden. Look who I saw visiting! A little shy at first it seems and flew here and there before deciding to taste some nectar. This…

Garden Sanctuary Dung a Bank

I would like to take you on a tour of the ‘Garden Dung a Bank’. ‘Dunk a Bank’ is a name my daddy made up because of its location in the village. This garden sits behind the main road to the community below an embankment. The roadway is mostly loose gravel, and care must be…

Mama and Papas’ Gardening Days

Reminiscing on the days when Mama & Papa gardened. Their humble abode was surrounded by fruit trees, flowers, herbs, a vegetable garden and a variety of miscellaneous crops. We lived in a garden sanctuary surrounded by plants and other living things. It was a very functional ecology. They were the best gardeners/farmers, I have had the…