The Healing Garden. Gardening for the Mind, Body, and Soul by Gay Search is a wonderful resource on gardening whether you are starting a garden from scratch, or just changing a part of your garden.Continue reading The Healing Garden by Gay Search
You know the saying, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” That’s how I came up with my signature Greek yogurt dessert for a lunch I was invited to at my cousins Uma and Nando’s a while back. It was a super hot day on that Sunday and the thought of making anything in that heat was just daunting. Even stepping out to the grocery store for ingredients felt oppressive. For this lunch I was assigned to make dessert and I wanted to make something that did not involve using the oven or the stove. I had to work with what ingredients were at hand, and what I had was Greek yogurt, berries, chia seeds, and some dried fruits. Continue reading My Signature Greek Yogurt Parfait with Chia Seeds and Fruit
I love cutting dahlia blooms from my garden. They always get a “wow” reaction from friends and family. When all you see are roses, lilies, and the usual flower selection at the grocery store florist, dahlias are a stunning and unexpected floral display in the home.
If I had to label flowers as members of a royal family, I would have to start with my favorite flower-the rose. Rose would be the queen of the garden. Lilies would be the knights. Begonias, tulips, daffodils and freesias would be the princes, princesses and ladies in waiting. Which flower would be king you ask? That would be the dahlia.Continue reading The Story of the Dahlia
I’ve always loved Georgina’s cottage garden. There is something about her garden that always puts a smile on my face. It is the ultimate cottage style garden, overflowing with everything any garden will be proud of. How one can one pack so much into that patch, and still make it all work and look amazing is beyond me. But that is exactly what Georgina has managed to do. Continue reading Georgina’s Cottage Garden Delight
On this Sunday, the weather was gorgeous, birds were chirping, and we got the urge to go shopping for some plants for our garden. It was an impulse trip but so satisfying and so much fun. Continue reading Visit To Our Local Nursery
I call my friend Shalini’s garden the Magic Garden. That’s because anything she grows in her garden be it in the front yard or back yard, grows like a weed.Continue reading Shalini’s Magic Garden
This year’s Garden Party & Ladies Lunch was an outstanding success! With such an amazing group of friends our garden party was bound to be enjoyable, lively, and fun. Continue reading Garden Party & Ladies Lunch 2016
This year’s Garden Party started off on an interesting note. I sent out one invitation for a Saturday Garden Party and my initial responses were “Regret that I can’t make it.” So I assumed it would be a more intimate gathering. But then I had to change the day to Sunday as I had a few kid related commitments I had forgotten about. Sunday seemed to work out much better for all the ladies, and as the RSVP date got closer, pretty much everyone who was invited said they could come!
But a few things happened that were putting a damper on my party preparations. The darn rabbits were eating all my flowers – just decimating them. Gladiola stalks chomped to the base. Stalks of roses with tons of buds mowed down, and huge dahlia stalks with buds cut at the base and just thrown aside. These rabbits were ruining my patch of flowers! Continue reading Prepping for our Garden Party 2016
Okay, here I was prepping my garden on the Friday before of my upcoming garden party, which was on Sunday. I am potting up a gorgeous pale pink geranium cutting that I wanted to showcase indoors at the party. I tussle a pot that had some potting soil in it and I get ready to pot up my geranium and what do I see? A ton of yellow jacket bees! One bit me on my arm, another bit me on my foot, and one was stuck to my leg ready to bite. I ran like a mad woman. When I finally caught my breath inside my house, I made sure no bee followed me in or got stuck in my mane of rough curly black hair. Then I slowly ventured back out with a coat on this time, and from afar took a look at my potting bench. And I see a group of yellow jackets just hovering on the ground in that area. Continue reading A No Yellow Jacket Garden Party