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Yesterday was a most beautiful and warm day, about 25C which is rather warm for these parts, absolutely delighted! I got a lot done in the garden which at this stage is so abundant with blossoms and flowers, flourishing vegetables and ripening tender berries, that it is just a delight to be among it all. 642 more words

My Garden

Cabbages, Bridal Wreaths & Lilacs

My Grandmother set a lot of store by her plants. Cabbage was a big favorite of hers and she grew a lot of it. She made all kinds of delicious things with her cabbage and used it medicinally as well for stomach problems, spring tonics, growing pains and skin conditions. 119 more words



Well, we are more than halfway through the month of May, and temperatures have been very cool the last few weeks, a mere 9 to 12 degrees Celsius, with lots of icy wind and rain, so wet has it been that there are toadstools growing among the vegetables. 198 more words

My Garden

It's Time to Unite the Food, Forest, and Climate Movements

Today’s post is by Ronnie Cummins the international director of the Organic Consumers Association and its Mexico sister organization, Via Organica.As Ronnie points out it’s time to stop playing the “my cause is more important than yours” game because the stakes are too high. 1,159 more words


Lambsquarter , a delicious weed!

Lambsquarter can be eaten just like spinach or any other leafy green.

It is extremely nutritious. The white dust on the leaves is made up of mineral salts pulled from the soil. 123 more words

Sustainable Living

Weekly Photo Challenge: Starting Your Intricate Herb Garden

With too many herbs to mention by name, where you live determines what and when to plant.  When I was first gardening, I learned the hard way not to assume we were warming up early just because we had an early warm up.  738 more words

Weekly Photo Challenge

Lilacs & Lemon Verbena

Lilacs are blooming. This one opened today and is so  beautiful I couldn’t resist snipping a little and taking its picture. It smells just as good as the standard lilac. 173 more words