Is it food or nature We are all trying to grow?

Both I believe…. I love meadows. Don’t you? There is something about a meadow that takes us back to our childhood. I remember running and chasing butterflies in a field near my house.When you live in an urban area, you hardly ever see a meadow for we have cemented over so much of our landscape…

Let’s rebuild our cities for us and nature

I may have disappeared from blogging off and on this past year which is a privilege us bloggers can enjoy at times since even when we withdraw the stories remain. Us humans have the opportunity to step out and miss work or close down a company and take a break from our life. Nature can…

Dirt is the New Prozac

Just think dirt is the new Prozac! Yes, creating a garden in your city lot can help with depression and anxiety. There is scientific proof that it heals our mind! It is evident to those of us that grow plants or spend time outdoors that we feel better, but now we have scientific evidence that it…

An Eclectic Gardner

Eclectic.….is selecting what appears to be best in various doctrines, methods, or styles…… composed of elements drawn from various sources….including things taken from many different sources I define myself as an “Eclectic” thinker,” therefore, I am defining myself as an “Eclectic Gardener” and I do not see myself as a “purist” of any single approach….

Changes coming to Palm Rae Urban Potager blog for 2018

I started this blog 8 yrs ago, and I have attempted to keep up to date, over the years with what is going on in my Modern day-Urban Potager. I have enjoyed all the people I have met through blogging.  Sadly, some of them have quit blogging, no longer post, or have passed away. I never…

Inside Out this summer

It has been a crazy summer again. The inside is getting a long overdue updating. We had all our top flooring torn out and replaced by an eco-friendly product which hopefully will be the last time this flooring will have to be done. We waited for 17  yrs to replace these 40 + year old floors. If…

Did you ever suffer from a garden slump?

I have this summer; I just couldn’t get myself motivated to get out in the garden and take pictures or get excited about anything. It started in early spring with the repairing of our flat roof. It was supposed to be a simple job but turned into the “never-ending story” of home repair. We are…

Memorial Day is a day to remember…..

  “That we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” — Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address, 1863 Memorial Day is when we place a…

Do you know about battling stress with Lemon Balm Tea?

After I had been diagnosed with cancer in 2000, I started having issues with “stress and anxiety” in my life. I mentioned this to my doctor years ago, and she prescribed a drug called Zoloft. I tried it for a few weeks, and it did make me feel better, but the thought of having to…