Happy summer solstice and first week of Delight harvest! This week’s blooms included orange day lilies, garlic scapes, some lovely lacy green “weed,” mint, daisies, yarrow, pin cushion, fireworks, and a few snap dragons! The garlic scapes are edible so I hope they make their way into your pesto this week. Just chop and use […]
A friend’s birthday was this Friday. What a nice excuse for an early harvest! The real CSA season starts in less than two weeks…
It may not look like much, but this is progress. Thanks to Sam, the chickens, and some sunshine. The garden will flourish this year. We got a good start on tilling and bed prep. Share holders will get a harvest one month from now!
Beauty all around.
:: morning sun :: tea in the garden :: a small harvest in my empty teacup for the kitchen!
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This week in the few moments of sunshine between rainy days I was able to get out in the garden and work the earth. It felt so good. It’s as if putting my hands in the dirt literally roots me to this planet. I can’t explain it, but every time I’m out there in the […]
Dandelions in my backyard. In just a short week’s time they’ve turned into wish-makers!
This time of year is such a bright transition: from snow to color bursts shooting from the earth, in only a matter of days! Enjoy the show.
This week we were invited to harvest some of the many gorgeous wildflowers out at Tiny Greens/Ananda Lina farm by my friend Dustin. This is great news for everyone: shareholders will receive some variety in their arrangement this week, the Delight garden gets a week of break to nurture new blooms and we took ourselves […]
Every Friday evening for the past few weeks Sam and I meet up around 6 pm. We head out to the garden with our buckets of water and pruning shears to be swooned by the blooms. We harvest bucket after bucket of bright oranges, dreamy pinks, glowing greens and many other sweet hues that make […]
This past couple of weeks every spare minute has been spent getting the garden ready for this year’s flower season. :: rototilling :: planting :: watering (+ watering, watering, watering and more watering!) :: pruning/harvesting :: enjoying ourselves :: basking in blessings
I can’t help but troll the internet for good flower/gardening ideas. The folks at the Royal Horticulture Society over in Britain have some pretty marvelous flowers and creative ideas for attracting pollinators. Check out this video from last year’s flower show. (I’m not able to embed the video directly here, so you’ll have to click […]
This is the last week to sign up for this year’s flower CSA season. The garden’s already blooming away. I couldn’t help harvest these lovelies in the cool air early this morning. I started just making one arrangement for a healing friend, and then one for the yoga studio, and then a sweet little one […]
This morning the green fists of the peonies are getting ready to break my heart as the sun rises, as the sun strokes them with his old, buttery fingers and they open — pools of lace, white and pink — and all day the black ants climb over them, boring their deep and mysterious holes […]
In the garden right now everything is buzzin’ :: with seemingly luminescent blooms, pollinators, harvesting, (oh Rhubarb, I love you…) planting, and yes, with BEES!
This is perhaps environmentally the worst time to give flowers as a gift. It’s mid-winter in Illinois so all roses and carnations and such are shipped from international locations. Besides the ethical cost of fuel to transport these sweetheart flowers, often these commercial farms use heavy pesticides, resulting in ill health effects to flower farm […]