The calla lilies are in bloom, again.

Several years ago, I found a pot of miniature pink calla lilies in the florist area of a grocery store. They were lovely and only $5. So, I got them. When they finished blooming, I planted them in my flower bed. And forgot about them. The next year, I noticed something coming up in a…

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Peaches

I blame Trey for my dilemma. He had (has?) a barrel of dirt that he brought to his yard from his family farm in Virginia.  His family has owned the farm for 5 or 6 generations and it's good dirt. He was using it to try to make a garden plot in the clay that…

Pickled peppers

Today I learned that it takes 5.5 jalapenos to make a half a pint of pickled peppers. So, if you pick a peck of pickled peppers, you have picked 176 jalapenos. You're welcome.

In my yard

I need to mulch the flower beds. I need to pull grass out from between the plants I have put there on purpose. I keep thinking that I wish I had tools that would make that easier. But that requires shopping and, when I get to the store, I dither and the weed and grass…

a day in my life

Today, I am going to have lunch in Durham with my best girlfriend. We are going to the Mellow Mushroom because it is walking distance from her office and we like the pizza. We will get a Holy Shitake pizza and laugh a lot. My husband has "gluten issues" and, apparently, dairy sensitivity. The quotes…

Gardening ADD

I swear I never feel as ADD as when I do yard work. I went out to finish getting that last piece of grass dug to straighten out that flowerbed.  Dumped one cart of grass chunks in the back and, before I got started on the last section, I spotted a blossom on the wild…

Gravel diggin’ blues

I have been expanding the flower beds ever since I moved in here. Last year, I extended the beds along the fence on the driveway side of the house some.  On the front yard side of the fence, I hit a buried patch of gravel. I have a gravel driveway; that isn't totally out of…