I have a high tolerance for weeds. That’s not a good thing. Any diligent gardener knows it’s a never-ending war. You must stay on top of the battles, or the weeds will take over your territory. Never mind the excuses. Wild things don’t care. If you aren’t there to eradicate them, they continue to grow … Continue reading Six Pix on Saturday: The Lazy Gardener's Approach to Weeds
Our church had its typical old grouch. The man served in various leadership positions and could be counted on to bring his bucket of cold water to douse any spark of creativity or youthful enthusiasm. Proverbs 29:22 A man of wrath stirs up strife, and one given to anger causes much transgression. You know the … Continue reading Is Everybody Angry These Days?
Today I'm completing my favorite pictures from 2019, since I couldn't confine my favorites to just six last week. Even choosing twelve is hard. However, a new year is ahead of us wih great possibilities. This is a view of the southeast corner of the yard in July. It's filled with flowering shrubs, but the … Continue reading Six on Saturday: More Review of 2019
HINDSIGHT IS 2020 When I was younger, I thought by the time a person is in their late 60s, they would have their life together. Spoiler alert to you young ones reading this: you don’t. Yes, it’s better – much better than the crazy, heady, confused younger years. Many of the questions are settled. There’s … Continue reading A New Calendar Year
How can I choose just six? Reviewing my photo file was a good experience to evaluate last year's garden efforts and set a few goals for 2020. But there were so many things I loved. I'll start with this pink Knockout Rose. It's a dependable bloomer during most of the year in our climate. You … Continue reading Six Pix on Saturday: 2019 Garden Favorites
As 2019 comes to a close, I'm thinking about cycles. Not the kind you ride, although I could make a case for them fitting into this theme. Cycles are phases that come full circle. They are revolving eras or a succession of expected markers in time. They are patterns. Cycles may be repeating events. They … Continue reading Turn Turn Turn
Let's stay inside on this rainy Saturday. I'll show you some of my favorite books about gardening, that have been helpful to me through the years. At the top of my list are several publications by Oxmoor House, who produces Southern Living magazine. My mother subscribed to that monthly periodical from Issue 1, Volume 1 … Continue reading Six on Saturday: Gardening Resources