I noticed something special in my new garden the other day. I was sitting, imagining what it will look like in a year, and saw movement on one of my chamomile plants. A bee. A honey bee. Today I saw another one. Two honey beesWhile the garden is far from completed, it brought me great … Continue reading Buzzing with Joy: Why I Garden
I'm pleased to say that most of my seedlings (so far) are up. All of the White Horehound, Milk Thistle, Yarrow, and Chamomile are sprouted and doing well. Today I also noticed that some of my onions have also begun to sprout. I'm still waiting for my Valerian and Rosemary to sprout. Hopefully they'll start … Continue reading Germination Progress
It's still too early for me to start many of my plants here in Michigan, but I was able to start my Flat of Italy and my herbs last week. Flat of Italy This is an intermediate onion (meaning they form bulbs and produce well in almost any zone) that is a brilliant "red" color. … Continue reading What’s Germinating
My latest project revolves around those buzzing beauties; the bees. The struggling population needs all the help it can get. Little did I know that some of the herbs I've been growing over the last few years are already a favorite of the bee. Plus the vegetable garden brought in quite the crowd last year. … Continue reading For the Love of Bees!
For years, I've been adding herbs here and there to my garden with the dream that I would have an amazing herb garden eventually. This year I'm progressing further. Last year I added an additional English Lavender and a White Sage plant to my collection. Lavender is a favorite of mine so I couldn't do … Continue reading Herbs and Flowers
Several weeks ago and I harvested a large batch of sage in preparation of the coming winter (which we're still waiting for here in Michigan). I had decided to store both whole leaves and powdered sage as well as create a few smudging sticks for around the house. Smudge Sticks Smudge sticks are easy to … Continue reading Sage Prep & Storage
For as long as I can remember I have dreamt of having a large herb garden with lots of variations and a specific area to prepare and dry them. I might not have the latter yet, but my garden is starting to grow. I started small with the idea of working my way up to that dream … Continue reading The Herb Garden
While it's still early in Michigan for starting vegetable plants, it is perfect timing for some of the slower growing herbs. Yesterday, to be exact, marked the first day of the 2016 growing season for me and I was all too happy to be "playing" in dirt. Currently I have eight plants/seeds under my nursery … Continue reading The Garden Grows
Growing from seed can be a very difficult. It takes a lot of hard work to get even some seeds to germinate. I started a couple of my herbs early this year with the hopes of keeping them indoors, year round. The first step in my seed process is boosting the germination on my seeds … Continue reading Herbs have Sprouted!