Not Just Flowers

Posted by mrssmythe on July 20, 2017 in Garden |

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. I couldn’t talk her out of it. So, to please her, […]

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Cucumber Pets and Other Happenings

Posted by mrssmythe on September 13, 2014 in Critters, Family, Garden, Homeschool, On the Home Front, Seasons |

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 her onto the ice. The next evening, we celebrated the last “Super […]

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Borage and other Surprises

Posted by mrssmythe on September 2, 2014 in Garden, On the Home Front |

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 thing. Borage is fabulous for bees and a great companion plant […]

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