Poinsettia Miracles

Starring the close of each year and darkest, darkest night, the Poinsettia's striking winter appearance hails worldwide wishes of generosity and good cheer. A Plant of Many Miracles... Love Rooted around miracles and the power of love, Mexican legend paints a heartwarming story around the Poinsettia.  While details vary, it's essentially about a meager child …

Do you Expect More from Plants or People?

Some people say expectations set us up for disappointment.  But as a gardener I say, "I must have expectations for the fruits of my labor.  Otherwise, why would I plant?"  And more often than not, the final product --- of abundant produce and beautiful blooms --- far exceeds my expectations. Still, sometimes plant wilt.  Sometimes …

From “Wednesday Whisper (August)”

In perusing other blogs, it’s refreshing to see so many so deeply moved by nature. Many of us have taken photos hoping to capture the moment or inspiration but the blog with this photo absolutely mesmerizes me with its level of beauty and intrigue.  I could not pass up the opportunity to ensure you saw it too.

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Attention Deficit

A few days ago, I was beginning the day with Qigong in a southeasterly room --- the veggie/herb garden outside the french doors to the left, a glorious view of summer flowers (albeit wet from the rain) through the window straight ahead.  (Sadly, this summer's extreme weather has escorted my morning Qigong practice indoors.)  Sweeping …