Book Review: Iwígara by Enrique Salmón

I recently picked up Iwígara by Enrique Salmón while I was browsing through an independent bookstore. I fell in love with the cover art and the promise of what was inside: “the kinship of plants and people.” While I didn’t purchase it (because I had already picked up two other books that edged Iwígara out—I . . . → Read More: Book Review: Iwígara by Enrique Salmón

My Garden Vow (along with some tips and newly gleaned knowledge)

I recently attended a garden workshop, held at the Tulsa Garden Center and hosted by a local horticultural guru. I was excited to attend the paid event for a couple of reasons: I needed a jump start on my garden motivation AND we got a bit of swag.

I should have been anticipating the wealth . . . → Read More: My Garden Vow (along with some tips and newly gleaned knowledge)

Cacti and Succulents

Every spring I get the gardening fever early. However, we are lucky enough to have a greenhouse and so we can “garden” all winter. This year, we packed the greenhouse with all sorts of cacti and succulents. We transferred them all from the patio so they could survive the winter. This process took a lot . . . → Read More: Cacti and Succulents

Seed planting

We’ve planted lots of seeds for the upcoming garden season—tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, tomatoes and peppers. . . . → Read More: Seed planting

Garden Update

Check out our tomatoes, peppers, citrus, basil and other flowering things in our gardens. . . . → Read More: Garden Update

Bee-Friendly Gardens

Become a pollinator steward and plant a bee friendly garden. Not only will you be helping the bees, you will also have a garden to envy with year-long blooms and an abundant vegetable harvest. . . . → Read More: Bee-Friendly Gardens

Herb Garden

When we moved into our house over sixteen years ago, we set out willy-nilly to landscape. We had no plan. We had a vision. But, we had no plan.

I wanted roses.

We planted roses everywhere. We built flowerbeds for roses around the house. We planted climbing roses on our back fence. We built a . . . → Read More: Herb Garden

Garden Update

I hope I am not jinxing our future harvests by sharing an emerging future bounty of apples, apricots, cherries, strawberries, tomatoes, and grapes…. . . . → Read More: Garden Update

Canning Round-Up

Here’s a round-up of what’s been canned and preserved at EE plus you cannot live without this book…. . . . → Read More: Canning Round-Up

Garden Update

The garden has been fabulous this year due to the rain and record low temperatures. The Hubs and I have often mused about finding a place to live in our dotage where temperatures are mild, nothing higher than 85 and nothing lower than 60. Think we may have found that place here. 🙂 (But, it . . . → Read More: Garden Update