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Create a Garden Oasis

Thunder rumbles in the distance.  I can feel the air is heavy with humidity, almost cloying, and it is hard to breathe in.  In the next instant, the rain ruptures through the heavy clouds saturating the soil beneath.  It is much too hot to do anything in the garden today… Continue reading

Gardening With Thread

One of my favorite things to do while I am waiting for my garden to grow is to crochet with thread and make doilies.  Inevitably, I end up sitting in my comfy chair, during the hottest hours of the day, with a ball of crochet thread and a good pattern. … Continue reading

Planting According to the Phases of the Moon

I have always wondered about planting during the different phases of the moon, have you?  I have a 2014 Old Farmers Almanac Gardening Calendar that is chock full of gardening wisdom, ancient folklore, and supposed “gardening secrets.”  This calendar is beautifully appointed, with detailed drawings of plants specific to each… Continue reading

“When the planting is done all that is left to do is to wait for the growing to begin… “

This phrase seems to work for many facets of my life, not just gardening.  No matter what your age may be, there is always something new to learn and experience – every day.  Things started long ago sometimes take awhile to come to fruition, or to sink into our well… Continue reading

Super Solid Granny Square

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Happy Spring to everyone, even though it does not appear to be spring yet in many parts of the United States. Here in Pensacola, Florida it has been a cold, rough winter. We had many cloudy, damp, cold days with winds coming out of the north, instead of the warm… Continue reading