Get Some Rest


It’s ironic that after a tough day it can be hard to get to sleep. Our minds sometimes refuse to slow down. Personally, I hate laying in bed with my brain running like a gerbil on an exercise wheel. This can happen at odd times – most often when the day was eventful but sometimes

Sweet Summer

Mixed Berries

Hey guys, this is a lightning-fast post to say I’m off for a week on a trip to Ohio. Now that may not sound like the “garden spot” of the world but for me it’s definitely where I want to go. I’m off to attend one of the biggest horticultural conferences in the country Cultivate

The Twelve Herbs of Christmas

Medieval Sheet Music

At this time of year the shortening days and cooler temperatures mean that not much is happening in our gardens. Even so herbs can still be part of our fun. In the spirit of this festive time, I have created my own lyrics to “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” For each day in the song,

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

Pearls of Wisdom

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

— Jack London


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