Faith, Homemaking, island life, Marriage Mondays

Celebration Day! 27 Years Strong

Today is our Anniversary!  27 years ago I made the best decision of my life! As I sit here and think about what had transpired over these years, I am in awe. There is a phrase I like to use about Tony when people are talking about marriage and so forth- "Just as the sun… Continue reading Celebration Day! 27 Years Strong

Galveston Gardens, island life, Organic Gardening

Flowers I Pass

When I moved to Galveston, I was determined to make the most of every spare minute and spend those spare minutes on the beach.  I have been successful this far. From my home, the beach is just under a mile from my doorstep. So, if I have a morning that allows me a walk before… Continue reading Flowers I Pass

Faith, island life

Summer Stroll

Everyone thinks that living at the beach is just a perfect life. Well, actually... It is! Or at least it can be. But in reality, a perfect life is where you are and what you make it. I could be irritated, angry or depressed here in my historic neighborhood if I choose to.  Or I… Continue reading Summer Stroll

Faith, Organic Gardening

The Garden

The Sunlight calls to me through my closed eyelids My garden whispers to my soul "Wake up, Wake up!"   My mind begins to wander down the garden paths, Noting all the jobs that await my eager hands.   So I wake and greet the day I greet the earth and all creation. My hands… Continue reading The Garden

All Year Round, Herbs, Organic Gardening

How To Choose Herbs For The Garden

Of all the plants we have sold over the years, herbs definitely draw the most attention.  And for good reason, the uses are too many to list, most are extremely hardy, and they are beautiful.  For a beginner gardener, herbs are a great place to start because of the ease of growing. Before I get… Continue reading How To Choose Herbs For The Garden

All Year Round, Herbs

Introducing: Herb & Sea Home

Have you wondered where I have been?  Have you wondered what I have been up to? Maybe, or maybe not. You may have read my post on my facebook page, that we were relocating to Galveston, Texas or you might not have seen that, and lets be real- you might not have cared! But just… Continue reading Introducing: Herb & Sea Home

All Year Round

Garlic & Texas

Now is the time! September is garlic planting time in Texas!

Herb & Sea Home

As we get out and about now selling our herbs a Farmer’s Markets and Garden Festivals, I am frequently asked if I have any garlic.  When I ask questions to clarify just what the customer is looking for, I am surprised that they are looking for seedlings so that they can grow their own Garlic.  How marvelous!  Just one problem…

If you want to grow garlic in Texas you need to plant is in September, the same with strawberries- but that is a whole other blog and soapbox.  Once planted in September, the bulbs will sprout and grow all winter long then in June or so, the tops will start to turn brown and it is time to harvest.  Yes, no matter where you live garlic takes that long to grow.  But, it is so worth it and it really is easy.

To get started, you will need something to…

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All Year Round, For The Medicine Cabinet, Herbs

The Dandelion

"She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: "Winter is dead." A.A. Milne I have always loved dandelions.  Blowing the seeds was a wonderful pastime when I was a child.  Little did I know that I was spreading the love- dandelion love. Now I love dandelions for a… Continue reading The Dandelion