Chervil

Each year I am amazed at how little I  know about what people ate before we had grocery stores to purchase all our food. Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium) dates back to biblical times. Some people say that the fragrance resembles the myrrh that was given to the baby Jesus by the wise men. This was the…

Perennial Edibles should be the future of urban landscaping

  The past few years I have been researching perennial edibles to add to our Urban Potager. I do not have a lot of space to work with which means I have to be very selective about what I place on our property. There are a lot of productive perennial edibles that come back each…

Create a Garden this Year for help with Stress in your Life

I had goals in 2017 to post each week ( which I plan on doing) but got side tracked due to some health issues. My health issues are not something that is life threatening. They are something many people deal with in life. I have often written on here about my “anxiety” attacks. They are…

Still here just treading in place!

To all my blogger friends (you know who you are), local gardeners and some new people who just signed up to read my blog. I have not disappeared off the face of the earth, but I have been on “no post” zone for nearly half the year. I have no excuse just life got in…

Grow what you can and vote with what you purchase

I have been so busy that my posts have been far and few between this summer. I have workers on the outside of our house today; I hope in the next few weeks to be free from the workers in my gardens. I am grateful that I can update our urban dwelling. I have not…

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…