All Year Round, For The Kitchen, For The Medicine Cabinet, Galveston Gardens, Homesteading, Organic Gardening

5 Reasons Rosemary Should Grow In Your Garden

"What's your favorite herb?" This is probably the question I am asked most often.  I couldn't pick a favorite herb- possibly a Top 10 list, but never a favorite. Rosemary is an herb that would ALWAYS be on this list and very likely in the #1 spot.  The reasons are many- from ease of growing… Continue reading 5 Reasons Rosemary Should Grow In Your Garden

Galveston Gardens, Organic Gardening

Fall Gardening Prep List

It may be hot now, but fall is closer than you think!  That makes me very happy!  Fall is the best time to begin a garden.  Below is a check list that I use during this time of year.  Most of the annuals are shrinking from the heat and its time to begin to think… Continue reading Fall Gardening Prep List

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, 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, For The Kitchen, For The Medicine Cabinet, Herbs, Homesteading

Rosemary For Remembrance- And A Whole Lot More!

When folks think of herbs, Rosemary is always one that comes to mind.  We have sold a lot of rosemary which always surprises me given the fact that once Rosemary is established it grows quickly and makes a rather large shrub.  It would seem that one plant would be all a person needed in a… Continue reading Rosemary For Remembrance- And A Whole Lot More!

Homesteading

Earthworms & Sibling Rivalry

I am certain that if you have ever had children, grand children, babysat, or visited a friend/family member with children you can relate.  Today as I was harvesting earthworm castings from my earthworm bins outside at my workstation, very loud voices could be heard from within the house.  With only two children left at home,… Continue reading Earthworms & Sibling Rivalry

Homesteading, Organic Gardening

No Time Like The Present

So, it has been awhile.  I really love writing and sharing my blog, but it takes a good bit of energy and mental stamina to write something coherent and I just haven't had much of that lately.  My stamina has not, until now, been up to par with the level of energy I have needed… Continue reading No Time Like The Present

Homesteading, Organic Gardening

Just To Be Straight With You..

If you are growing your own greens, such as Kale, Collard Greens, Turnip Greens, Or Chard, I am going to level with you- at some point you are going to find a worm in your pot.  No matter how many times you wash them and how thoroughly you pick over the greens at some point… Continue reading Just To Be Straight With You..