Showing posts tagged as 'gardening'

Farmer’s Markets

Tags: Gardening, Inspiration, Vegan, Vegetarian

July 09, 2010 08:31

Maryland this week. Every single county in our state has at least one, and I'm pretty sure it would be about the same where you live.These opportunities to get good, local produce at a decent price shouldn't be missed. In our big grocery store age, it's nice to be able to speak to the person who is growing the food we eat.If you have the chance to check one out in the next couple of weeks,...


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Grow Where You Are Planted

Tags: Gardening, Inspiration, Prayer

June 26, 2010 21:48

About three weeks ago, my first bulb catalogue came in. For a gardener, it's like seeing the first Christmas merchandise roll into the stores after Labor Day. I'm not quite ready to think about it yet. I took this photo of these single late tulips this past spring. Unfortunately, I've forgotten the name, and wouldn't you know it, they're not included in this year's catalogue. I know I'm not...


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Try Something New

Tags: Gardening, Travel

May 19, 2010 08:32

Virginia Robinson Gardens in Beverly Hills. Although we had never heard of the place before, its not too far away from Glendale, tucked into one of the canyons just up from Beverly Drive. Mrs. Robinson was the heiress to the JW Robinson department store fortune, and she lived the high life. Touring around the beautiful grounds, there was no doubt the place was built for parties. From the...


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Soul Gardening

Tags: Gardening, Spirit

May 16, 2010 17:08

David Austin rose is Crown Princess Margareta, named after one of the grand daughters of Queen Victoria. I have a small rose garden at my house, nothing compared to the big bed my mother still tends. My mom's favorite flower is the rose, and she's instilled that love on most of her children. But roses are finicky, and they require a lot of love. As this photo shows, they are worth the effort....


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Tomato Time

Tags: Gardening

April 23, 2010 20:54

First thing tomorrow morning, I'm heading up to a big nursery in Maryland called Valley View Farms. They carry over thirty varieties of tomatoes, along with an unbelievable amount of veggie plants and seeds.I was telling my friend Brian about my annual pilgrimage, and he asked to join me. He already has some tomatoes planted. Maybe he's planning a little friendly competition?At least four...


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Earth Day

Tags: Gardening, Ignatian-spirituality, Spirit

April 22, 2010 22:20

I wish we could have sat together today under the pergola. The warm air was heavy with the scent of lilacs. We have Hans and Mary to thank for this one, planted years ago and still going strong. I've added my own to the mix, a white one on the side of the house. Will the people who come after me know my name, or why I planted a white one?Yesterday, a dvd from Netflix arrived in the mail. It was...


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Hope of things to come

Tags: Gardening

March 29, 2010 07:15

When I got up this morning to let the dog out, I opened the back door and felt the first warm, gentle rain of the season. Spring usually comes a bit earlier here in Maryland, but we're coming off of a long, snowy winter, the likes of which had never been seen in these parts.As all good gardeners do, I started thinking about spring when the first bulb catalogues start rolling in around...


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