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purple blooms

After a hot couple months, the flowers in our yard are coming to life again. And they definitely have a purple trend going.

Our neighbor was adamant that we wouldn’t be able to grow lavender, since she had no luck after several tries. 93 more words


It's Pepper Canning Time!

I’ve never grown peppers. Back in 2013 I saved a lot of seeds from the peppers I bought from our local organic grocery store. Sprouted the seeds this last spring, planted the sprouts and prayed over them all summer long and this is what I got! 170 more words



We’ve found that adding mulch is the quickest way to make your flower bed look extra pro. In some places of the world, the dirt is nice and soft, but here, our dirt looks like rubble rocks.  140 more words


Grilled Okra Recipe - Summer Gardening

In our Kitchen…

We have had the best okra harvest this year!  My littlest gardener isn’t a fan of tomatoes, yet. So I experimented with grilled okra pods for the first time this year.   284 more words


But we got ugly tomatoes

Summer is ending, as I clean up my garden beds and mulch the rest of plants that reached their term I am giving extra room to those that did not get a share of the spotlight just yet. 335 more words

Vegetable Garden

First sign of Autumn in my back yard

This tiny Sycamore seedling tree is one of the many mini trees I have growing in my yard. As I was watering my plants last evening I noticed how beautiful Autumn colours had flooded into this little tree’s leaves. 8 more words

Sustainable Living


My husband, like a lot of people, planted fruit trees because of childhood memories – his family in Germany had gardens and orchards in their back yards, and he remembered how much better an apple, or any fruit for that matter, tastes fresh off the tree.  689 more words