Hitting the Reset Button


One of the virtues I try to cultivate in life is persistence. I have never liked to quit, even in the middle of a project that has suddenly gone bad. Somehow when I’m flat on my behind (metaphorically speaking) I can always hear my father’s voice saying “Finish the job, kid!” and I get back

Totally Bogus Gardening Hacks, Part II


Here, ladies and gentlemen, is my second helping of bogus garden hacks from an article I found online. The offending article was on one of those sites that claim to give the reader the “real facts” hitherto hidden from the average reader. It offered ten “gardening hacks” that were guaranteed to give me healthy plants.

What’s Going On In My Garden


The last several weeks have been rather busy in my garden. The cold weather is a fading memory and the spring rains have appeared with a vengeance. In between storm fronts I have been out there rooting up weeds, pruning perennials, and adding some new herbs. Alas, I’ve been paying for this frenzy of activity

How Not to Grow Herbs Indoors


I am not generally a fan of sites that do their best to say uncomplimentary things about other sites. There’s enough sour attitudes and bad feelings in this world without me adding to them. I am now about to break my rule. What prompted this? I recently received a link to a blog post about

Pearls of Wisdom

You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.

— Jack London


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