Category Archives: Gardening

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

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.  I hope you had a quiet weekend and are ready for the week ahead.  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.  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

Mother’s Day Flower Exchange. Part One 馃拹

Good Monday to you all.  I hope you had a relaxing weekend, and maybe got some fresh air to get ready for the week ahead of shelter in place?  I hope you are all doing well and taking care of yourselves.  This week I wanted to start off with a wonderful happy post for Moms.  With Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday, I thought these images of beautiful flowers would be the perfect way to start the week – Moms love flowers 馃拹! Continue reading Mother’s Day Flower Exchange. Part One 馃拹

Please allow me to share …

Please allow me to share a memory from yesteryear…聽 a Spring Tea with my friends from last year.聽 Every year in April three of my friends host a tea and brunch for their friends to celebrate spring, and this year the plan was to host it this week. The date was set and invites ready to go, but as you know the pandemic had other plans, and the event had to be canceled.聽 However since this is the week that we were to have our annual Spring Tea I thought I would share some fond moments and fun pictures from last year’s soiree.聽 Enjoy聽 鈽曪笍馃尯馃尭. Continue reading Please allow me to share …