Orchid Amore

I was lucky enough to be the receiver of some Orchid amore today!  In fact not just a single dose, but a double dose!  These two beauties opened their first blossom on the same day. I've been meaning to write a post on Orchids but have not gotten around to it just yet. But as …

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My February Edible Garden

February is here and I'm getting excited as my seeds arrive, the 2012 growing season is about to begin.  Fresh 'green goods' from my garden no longer seem like a pipe dream as I look out onto the bland back yard. I'm imagining how wonderful they will look and taste in just a another couple …

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Reflecting and Resting…A Welcome Quiet Period

This is the time of year I am most reflective.  When people ask over the New Year Holidays about my resolutions I answer by saying, "I don't know yet, I'll figure them out in January." Throughout this month I like to reflect on the events and experiences of the previous year while thinking forward about …

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Are You “Fir” Real or “Faux” Fake?

To those that celebrate Christmas, do you still whole-heartedly stand by a "real" Christmas tree, say a Doug, Grand, Frazier or Noble fir?  Or, are you in the camp that faux is where it's at - fake it baby, just don't break it! Or, maybe you are really hard-core - part of the 'live tree …

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