Category Archives: Gardening

September in the Garden

Hello and a good Monday to you all! How have you been? I hope you are all staying safe and well. I know I’ve been quiet for a while. I was in a bit of a funk. Between COVID the hot topic on the news daily, not being able to see friends and family, and the wildfires that ravaged our area, my spirits finally went down as I found it hard to stay upbeat and positive.

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Veggie Garden Update August 2020

Hello and happy Friday to you all!  How was your week?  Busy? Are you ready for the weekend? Our week was hot hot hot!  This hot weather  we had for almost 10 days caused so many wildfires that our air quality was one of the worst in the world.  A very heartfelt gratitude to the amazing firefighters who are fighting all the blazes around the Bay Area. Can’t thank our firefighters enough for working tirelessly to keep properties safe and get our wild fires under control.  Just heroic efforts!!!   This warm weather also meant that my tomatoes finally started ripening and  I am also thrilled to report that I harvested my first ever harvest of green beans!!

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Friday Flowers. Dahlia Bouquet & the Story of the Dahlia

Hello and a good Friday to you!聽 How was your week? Are you looking forward to the weekend? We sure are. It’ s going to be a low key weekend for us, but that’s just fine. Gosh we are so getting used to lazing around not doing much, but that’s going to change in a couple of weeks when the twins colleges open.聽 They are remote learning this semester, we didn’t feel comfortable sending them off to college with so much uncertainly looming ahead.聽 I get to have my twins at home just a little while longer 馃槉聽馃挄. Continue reading Friday Flowers. Dahlia Bouquet & the Story of the Dahlia

Friday Flowers: July in the Garden

Hello and a good Friday to you all.聽 How was your week? I hope it was good and you are looking forward to a relaxing weekend.聽 Can you believe it’s going to be August already?聽 More than half the year is over! What a year 2020 has turned out to be!!聽 Never ever ever did I think 2020 would be the type of year we’ve had, never 馃!聽 Goes to show you one never knows where life will take us. That’s why it’s so important to cherish the everyday, the predictable, the most ordinary of days.聽 Be it with nature, with family or with a friend;聽 just be in the moment, focus, and appreciate it all. Enjoy the present.聽 Continue reading Friday Flowers: July in the Garden

Friday Flowers & Veggie Garden Update

Happy Friday! I hope you had a good week and are ready for a relaxing weekend. Today I thought I would give you an update on my veggie garden and all things gardening as it’s been a while since I’ve shared pics of my garden.聽 Not that the garden isn’t looking great, it’s actually looking the best its been in years, mainly because with all our stay at home mandate I’ve been showering my garden with attention, and the garden is loving it!聽 Lots and lots of flowers have been blooming nonstop.聽 Roses, gladiolas, lilies, fuchsias, and anything green and in-between have all been basking in our cool California summer.聽 Even my veggie patch is looking great. Continue reading Friday Flowers & Veggie Garden Update

La Fiesta de los Patios de C贸rdoba. The Festival of the Courtyards of C贸rdoba 2020

Hello and a good Friday to you all.  How was your week? I hope it was good one and you got some fresh air despite having to work from home and school from home, maybe you even got to venture out a little more?  As some of you may recall couple of weeks ago for Mother’s Day I did a post on an idea for a Mother’s Day flower exchange where my friends and I exchanged flower bouquets made from our own gardens. Continue reading La Fiesta de los Patios de C贸rdoba. The Festival of the Courtyards of C贸rdoba 2020

Veggie Planting on our Hill. May 2020

Good Monday to you all.聽 I hope you had a quiet weekend and are ready for the week ahead.聽 Our weekend was low-key, not much excitement to report, which is a good thing. We did a lot of gardening, planting little veggie seedlings, and went for long walks in our neighborhood, and that’s pretty much it; but then I’m sure that’s what we are all doing these days – limited going out and just staying home.聽 Fortunately the weather has been pleasant around here and we were able to step out and get a good dose of well needed fresh air. Continue reading Veggie Planting on our Hill. May 2020

Friday Flowers. The Humble Carpet Rose

Happy Friday everyone.聽 I hope your week is going well and you are looking forward to a relaxing weekend.聽 I am definitely looking forward to a relaxing weekend in the garden as I have a few veggie plants that need planting, and since we are expecting rain I want to get those seedlings in the ground soon.聽 Continue reading Friday Flowers. The Humble Carpet Rose

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!
Wishing all the wonderful Moms a wonderful day filled with love and relaxation 馃挄鉂わ笍馃А馃挍馃拹 !

Today, on this very special day honoring Moms, I would like to share this poem I discovered titled “To be in my Mother’s garden again.”  This poem spoke to me immediately as my Mom was an avid gardener and a botanist who grew all kinds of flowers, vegetables and herbs in her tiny garden patch, and enjoyed all things nature 馃尶馃尡鈽橈笍馃拹. Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day Flower Exchange. Part Deux 馃拹

Good Friday to you all. I hope your week is going well and you are ready for Mother’s Day weekend!  I know it’s going to be different this year, we may not be able to get our usual hugs and kisses that all Moms like to receive, but I hope we can all still make it a special day for Mom.  One thing I know that makes all Moms happy is a beautiful bouquet of flowers.  That’s why today’s post is all about flowers – in honor of Moms everywhere 馃拹馃尮馃尯馃尭馃尲馃尶. Continue reading Mother’s Day Flower Exchange. Part Deux 馃拹