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In gardening, as in life, I say, GROW WHAT YOU LOVE. Find the things that make you happy and grow them. Lots of them!

Taking Pictures in a Sierra Valley Snowstorm

Can you hear the quiet? Snowstorms like this one in the Sierra Valley remind me that quiet on this scale is deeply peaceful. About The Images It was wonderful to be outside in the snowstorm (I...

Good Times With Friends

What could be better than good times with friends? Except possibly capturing these moments on camera to enjoy another day? These images were taken in late spring of 2018 using a 35mm prime lens, and no,...

Fall Flowers In The Kitchen Garden

Tomatoes, peppers, and squash are what typically come to mind when considering the kitchen garden in fall. But in this particular community garden, it's the flowers that demand attention. This particular garden is located just north...

Grow Your Own Herb Tea Garden

Thinking of growing your own herb tea garden? Chamomile, lavender, anise hyssop, calendula, and echinacea are just a few plants to consider when planning an herbal tea garden. The trick is to grow the ones...

How to Attract Ladybugs to Your Garden

Are you wishing ladybugs would find your garden as easily as aphids? Never fear, the trick for attracting ladybugs to your garden begins with a simple, 4 letter word: FOOD. It’s also important to remember...

Grow Your Own Microgreens

Yep. Even you can grow your own microgreens. If pink is the new black then microgreens are the new kale. Packed with nutrition and gleaming with life, microgreens make gardening and eating well easy. Grow...

Winter Harvest Stew with Carrot & Apple

This winter harvest stew with carrot and apple is a new family favorite. It’s really a stoup because it’s chock-full of veggies and it’s perfectly thick but...

Feed the Birds with a Holiday Wreath

Is there a bird lover in your house? Add a small twist to the holidays and make a festive wreath to feed the birds.  When I was a little girl, my favorite activities overwhelmingly involved...
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DIY Garden in a Mint Tin

Don't throw it away! If it holds soil and has drainage it's a planter. Do-it-yourself mint tin gardens are perfect for small spaces, windowsills or passed along as gifts. Plus they're easy to make. Grow...

Pay it Forward with Radical Acts of Kindness

It's not a typo. I did in fact use the word radical instead of random. Radical acts of kindness are a real thing. Radical Acts Of Kindness Are Random Acts Of Kindness With Intention What...
In gardening, as in life, I say, GROW WHAT YOU LOVE. Find the things that make you happy and grow them. Lots of them!

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