My green thumb came only as a result
of the mistakes I made while learning
to see things from the plant’s point of view.
~H. Fred Dale
As long as I’ve been growing vegetables in our backyard, I will never tire of harvesting beans. Beans, be [...]
Things won are done, joy’s soul lies in the doing.
This is a gardening season has a rallying cry “Rise to the challenge!” The weather has been changeable, unpredictable and just plain odd. The critters are working in tandem a they tour the garden at will and [...]
Rain, rain go away… the favas need to be harvested today! Thankfully the afternoon weather turned out to be nicer than the morning’s and I spent time in the garden harvesting the fava beans. I’ve been eagerly awaiting the day of picking for this new-to-my-garden crop ever since the black and white blossoms appeared a few [...]
“Let us cultivate our gardens.”
My (now retired) hairdresser is to credit with my new fondness for favas. It was his fun and vivid description of his extended Italian family’s annual tradition. Aunts and uncles, cousins young and old, all marching out to their huge shared garden in [...]
I walked in the season’s first snowflakes today. Their visit was fleeting, just a hint of what’s to come by week’s end. I wish they’d stayed, the day was otherwise quite gloomy. That aside, it was a chance for one last visit to the garden for kale and the rest of the parsley. The blonde [...]