I’m always on the lookout for a plant that is different & will stand out in my garden. I came across ‘Euphorbia characias wulfenii’ at a greenhouse that sadly, was going out of business. I knew it was a Euphorbia of some kind but none of the employees could tell me which variety. I think… Read More.
Arugula has to be my favorite salad green. I adore the peppery zip it adds to salads, sandwiches, & pizza. Also known as rocket, roquette & rugula, arugula packs a mighty punch of vitamins. Compared to some lettuce varieties it contains eight times the amount of bone-healthy calcium; five times the vitamin A, vitamin C… Read More.
Maybe it’s due to the fact that most of my ancestors came from Ireland, Scotland, & Wales, but I absolutely love St. Patrick’s Day! It’s the one day of the year that I can get away with serving corned beef and cabbage for dinner. Paul isn’t so fond of this meal but finds it… Read More.
Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. While women have excelled in so many arenas I find myself thinking especially about women involved in agriculture & farming. Just a few generations ago, when family farms were more prevalent women were very involved in growing & putting up food, and the day-to-day farm operations. According to… Read More.
We planted the first round of peas yesterday in the greenhouse & it made my heart sing that ‘it’s almost spring’ song! Our son Elijah, his wife CC & their 8 month old son Zadok were my planting crew today. It brought back many sweet memories of when the boys were small.… Read More.
I LOVE raw kale, but the rest of my family isn’t quite as fond of it. Disguising it in a great tasting smoothie is a good way to add it to their diets. Kale is a nutritional powerhouse and is beneficial to your body in more ways than you can imagine! Just one cup of… Read More.
I always think of that great R.E.M. song “Shining, Happy People” when I walk into the greenhouses & see all those sweet little pansy faces. They have such a happy look on their bright little faces, as if they’re smiling at you. Well, one things for sure, they always make me smile! With the hottest… Read More.
The cooler weather has been nice & I’ve oh so enjoyed it, but the weather man is promising warmer temps in the next few days. I know the tomatoes & peppers in our garden will benefit greatly from a little heat. Here’s a great new recipe from my friend Mo. I can’t wait for the… Read More.
Introducing the newest sprout in our world! Zadok Aaron Dillon. He was born 5/11/12. The Friday before Mother’s Day, which is the busiest day of the year for us! I really need to talk to our son ,Elijah, & daughter-in-law CC, about their timing! He is absolutely perfect & we are sooooo blessed! Please forgive… Read More.
Wow! It’s been great to see the sun this past week! Things are growing so fast in the greenhouses. We’ve been making multiple deliveries each week to the nurseries which has kept us really busy. I thought I’d post some pictures of ‘Spring’. There’s nothing like a flower to make you heart sing! Petchoa ‘Velvet’… Read More.