Seed List 2017

Greetings everyone 🙂 I trust all is well and like me, you are eagerly anticipating Springs arrival. I wanted to share a list of plants I will be growing from seed this year: Annatto Basil (Italian Large Leaf) Basil (Sweet) Beans (Black Turtle) Beans (Alguille Verte) Beans (Maxibel) Beans (Stringless Blue Lake, FM1K Pole) Bee…

December Update

Greetings my gardening friends. I hope you are well and your enjoyed your Thanksgiving holidays for those of us who reside in the US. I have been away from my blog for a little while preparing for the holidays.  I received my first seed catalog today and I am sure more will follow, but just…

Quote Of The Week

Pale amber sunlight falls across The reddening October trees…. Are we not better and at home In dreamful Autumn, we who deem No harvest joy is worth a dream? A little while and night shall come, A little while, then, let us dream… ~Ernest Dowson (1867–1900), “Autumnal”          

Quote Of The Week

The days may not be so bright and balmy—yet the quiet and melancholy that linger around them is fraught with glory. Over everything connected with autumn there lingers some golden spell—some unseen influence that penetrates the soul with its mysterious power. ~Northern Advocate    

A Dream Come True: Anna’s Garden Design

Hello my gardening companions. As you know, gardening and design are my true passions; my purpose. So, I am super-excited to announce the launch of my new garden design site, aptly named Anna’s Garden Design. This is a dream come true for me after years of study, real-world experiences and many personal sacrifices. Basically, I…

Sunday Reflection….

Last week my family and I suffered the loss of my aunt Brenda. It was not a sudden passing, but I am still in shock and I miss her terribly. I do know that time heals and she is in a better place (being a southern belle as usual I am sure). What a vibrant,…

Southern Cow Peas

Hello everyone. I hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend. I received a few inquires recently about the cow peas I grew in my garden. In particular, I was asked “what exactly are cowpeas”? Cow peas (also commonly known as southern peas, black-eyed peas, purple hull peas, crowder peas,  lubia, niebe, coupe or frijoles) are…