It maybe weird to write an ode to a flower, but this summer I couldn’t have loved my zinnias more. I planted them through seed and watching the vibrant blooms multiply on the little garden plots I cared for in my front yard was a treasure all season, while bees
Just a few weeks ago, the garden was lush and manageable and green. And so far, most of the garden is growing well. The beds are starting to burst and it’s only early July. The goods news: the garden is growing and this year so far I’ve been able to
When the pandemic hit this year, it seemed pretty likely that I wouldn’t be traveling much this summer. The last few years our family trips has been chock full of amazing experiences – The Badlands, Devil’s Tower, Mount Rushmore, Mammoth Cave, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Mojave National
As we all stay at home, Spring is busy out there continuing to bloom. As comparison from last 2 posts, here are the same plants, pictured 5 days apart (last set photographed April 3rd). Also, I’m adding another tree for me to watch its growth, a Norwegian Maple, because it’s
Before I get into the blooms, I have to say the last week felt verrryyy loooong. I don’t necessarily adapt to a new routine quickly, so having everyone at home now 24/7 left me feeling very unproductive. And it was rainy and gloomy, too, which didn’t really help the situation.
It is now officially Day 2 of the stay-at-home order and I’ve had to resort to find little gems of inspiration in my own backyard. There isn’t much to look at yet because Spring hasn’t completely sprung, but there were little hints out there to tell us it’s coming soon!
After a 2 year hiatus (which was needed), the garden is back alive (after lots of freakin’ work!). There is still weeding and working to do (and that’s what you get for ignoring your gardens for 2 years), so this is still a work in progress. Here are the first