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I first noticed the gardening term “volunteers” while reading a novel. I immediately took it and made it my own. I pictured little seeds jumping up and down, raising their hand: “I’ll grow!¬† 133 more words

My Yard

Arizona Summer vs My First Vegetable Garden

This is my first experience with an Arizona summer, and while I am halfway though it, I am sooo over the heat. I have managed to make a solid dent on my… 408 more words

Summer Bucket List

July Bloom

It hasn’t rained for more about three days now so I have to go out and water the Ruellia plants I lined up outside our perimeter wall. 101 more words

Flowers And Blooms

It's A Nice Morning To Garden

It’s so wonderful that listening to music at 3:50am would give you that much-needed lift to face another day…..gardening! I am excited though, even if my hands look like gnarled roots from an old tree, rough with age. 137 more words

Flowers And Blooms

saving strawberries

Our strawberries grow in groups of two or three, and are very tiny. So I’ve been saving each one in a bag in the freezer, in the hopes that I can eventually make the smallest, but sweetest, batch of jam.


Quinoa Salad

I harvested tomatoes, peppers, basil, and cucumber. I decided to make a fresh and healthy quinoa salad. I cooked red inca quinoa according to the  directions. 69 more words