Not Just Flowers

I was going to skip growing vegetables this year. Flowers are really my thing, and given the choice between feeding the body (with vegetables) and feeding the soul (with the beauty of flowers), the soul almost always wins out. But, this year, Ginger insisted….

Cucumber Pets and Other Happenings

This was Ginger’s pet cucumber. She found it in the garden. It should have been picked much earlier, but it wasn’t, so she adopted it and took it with her to skating lessons where she was genuinely irritated that I wouldn’t let her take it out with…

Borage and other Surprises

Now that I’m running around in the backyard, trying to tire Kipper out, I’m spotting all sorts of botanical “surprises” I’d missed before. Like borage. It’s everywhere! Popping up next to shrubs, in the wildflower garden, in the containers on my patio…. Not that that’s a bad…