It’s All Hallows Eve and today’s post has a little something for everyone. Photos taken in the 2021 growing season. Happy weekend! For those who like their Halloween filled with orange, black, and green… For those who like their Halloween filled with creatures to spook strange dreams… And for those who don’t care for candies… Continue reading Hallowe’en

Bee cause…

Subscribers? You’re the sweetest. Happy Sweetest Day. And… because we love the bee causes here in the CE community, be sure to check your local PBS listings for the debut of My Garden of a Thousand Bees. The images in the trailer assure me this will be an incredible hour learning about and being awestruck… Continue reading Bee cause…

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A Jumbled Jungle Again

It was going to be different this year. More supportive. Less messy. I brought my best intentions. I had a plan. I had time (pandemic). And yet… …the tomatoes have still grown into a tangled, gorgeous, hot mess of vines and fruits. See that yellow line across center? Or the one that’s above the large… Continue reading A Jumbled Jungle Again


I’ve been releasing posts during typical daylight hours, but the bees recently gave me an idea.  The past several evenings, they’ve been tucking into cosmos flowers and resting under grape leaves and mint leaves. A friend of a friend calls bumble bees “flying Teddy bears.” I find them absolutely adorable when the flying is done… Continue reading Zzzzzzz

I’m in Love!

Hi. I am in love. Love! Smitten, in fact.  Like falling for a romantic interest, I want to spend all my free time with this being to the point that I forget to eat and just endlessly gaze at them dreamily and happily sigh.  Yes, I am talking about the yard and gardens this year.… Continue reading I’m in Love!

Pollinators Week: Word Association

I say, “Pollinators.”  Chances are, you respond, “Bees!” Maybe you also thought of hummingbirds, a charismatic megafauna of pollinator species, frequently depicted on logos and awareness signage. Bees and birds are but a few of a multitude of animals doing the work of pollination that results in food on our plates, flowers in our vases,… Continue reading Pollinators Week: Word Association