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BIRTHDAY LUNCH FOR A FRIEND

May I take you out to lunch for your birthday? Fran, I’d rather just come over and have a good girl talk visit. We talk about deep things — things that matter to us, our children, grandchildren, gardening, and spiritual things, about where we have come from, the sad times and the happy ones. How […]

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Cassin's Kingbird

PROTECTING OUR FEATHERED FRIENDS IN THE GARDEN

The other morning while having tea with a friend I heard a thud thud thud. Oh no I protested! This friend is somewhat of a birder. Would you be so kind as to look with me and tell me if you are familiar with this adorable sort of bird? “Oh that is a Cassin’s Kingbird.” […]

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A WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE

Last weekend I was invited to a friend’s 65th wedding anniversary party. It was also the friend’s 90th birthday. This particular friend looks 20 years younger and acts it also! I overheard her say the other day to her 27-year-old granddaughter, I love your tattoos. They are so beautiful. If I were a young woman […]

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Hanging Planter

CREATE YOUR OWN WALL SUCCULENT HANGING PLANTER

Here’s a project that is lots of fun. Making your own wall succulent planters will also save you money 🙂 A friend’s husband made the boxes for our garden club, but directions for making a simple frame are available here:  Sunset Magazine Article. How to make your own succulent frame: 1. For a 1-foot-square frame, […]

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Bryon in the children's garden

THE WISTERIA

I have created a children’s garden on my property. Like anything artistic, when I create a new area in the garden it takes on a life of it’s own. It is fun planning things in one’s mind and then doing the work, or in my view the play. The whole idea started because of a remark […]

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