The Wasp in the Garden

The one thing I hate about where we live is the huge number of wasps that build nests behind every rosemary bush, above every window, under every piece of wood and even in holes in the ground every summer.  So far all of us, except Gavin, have been stung at least once every summer.  Two… Continue reading The Wasp in the Garden

What’s Happening

Hello!  Summer has been speeding by here!  Its been cooler on average too which has been very nice.  Several times I thought it was Fall already, but then realized that no, it was still July.  Anyway, here is a little of what we have been up to this month. – Our landlord is replacing the… Continue reading What’s Happening

Garden Update 7/7

I forgot to tell you I would be out of town for the last two weeks.  My little sister got married!  Congratulations to Kristen and her new husband Kevin! It was ridiculously hot in southern California while we were there.  Over 100 degrees for most of the trip.  Tom tells me that it was hot… Continue reading Garden Update 7/7

Garden Update

Above pic: Two weeks ago 2 days ago It seems kinda silly to continue my 30 days when I am obviously not blogging everyday.  As much as I want to, it is impossible for me to blog everyday.  I have to choose between spending time with Tom after the kids go to bed or blog. … Continue reading Garden Update

Day 20 – 30 Days of Renewal – Garden Update

I bet you are wondering whats up with my garden this year?  Well the answer is a big fat NOTHING!  I haven’t even started yet.  We have been so busy with the end of the school year and baby proofing the house that the garden has been mostly forgotten.  I hope to have time to… Continue reading Day 20 – 30 Days of Renewal – Garden Update

30 Days of Renewal -Day 9 – How to Make Chive Blossom Vinegar

For weeks I’ve been waiting for these flowers to bloom.  Ever since I read about making flower flavored vinegars.  When Quirk Books sent me a new cookbook called Cooking with Flowers by Miche Bacher I was excited to try cooking with these new flavors I’ve never experienced before.  Hollyhock Scones, Dandelion Wine, Daylily Cheesecake, Calendula… Continue reading 30 Days of Renewal -Day 9 – How to Make Chive Blossom Vinegar

30 Days of Renewal – Day 4 – In The Garden

Several of last year’s plants have come back this spring including my chives. I have plans to turn these chive flowers into chive vinegar after they fully bloom. Look for it in a week or so. I’ve heard it turns the vinegar purple! If you have time today add some fresh potting soil to your… Continue reading 30 Days of Renewal – Day 4 – In The Garden

30 Days of Renewal – Day 2 – Succulent Propagation

Recently I noticed that my neighbor had several babies growing on one of her succulent plants. I asked her if she was planning to propagate them and she said she had no idea how and I was welcome to them if I wanted. I was thrilled to get so many new plants for free, but… Continue reading 30 Days of Renewal – Day 2 – Succulent Propagation