Tag: flowers

  • Goldenrod


    Our honeybees and wild pollinators are so happy to see the emergence of goldenrod in the late summer. It signals the end of the summer dearth for bees and other pollinators. Believe it or not, once the spring flowers have dried up and before fall flowers bloom, pollinators can experience a scarcity of fresh nectar.…

  • I am a small part of the big picture.

    I am a small part of the big picture.

    Bees are magical. They pollinate plants and are responsible for many of the foods we eat. Without bees, there would be widespread famine. Bees also make a magical potion called honey. Honey is medicinal and lasts forever. It has recently been touted as the “new” cure for antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which is laughable considering the medicinal…

  • Cosplay Ears

    Cosplay Ears

    We made a movie! My husband, daughter and I have been making a short movie series since summer last year. My daughter calls it Time Brats. It’s a sci-fi fantasy musical, and she invites her cousins, classmates, and in this latest one, the 4th episode, her 2nd grade teacher, to be part of it. It’s…

  • Happy Mothers Day!

    Happy Mothers Day!

    I got lavender plants for Mothers Day this year. They are absolutely beautiful and smells heavenly. Have a beautiful day!

  • Garden Update

    Garden Update

    My Shade Garden is coming along nicely. Most of it, at least. I planted early spring plants such as peas, sugar snap peas, broccoli, lettuce, radishes and beets on February 16 and 17. Remember those Sugar Snap Peas I got from Botanical Interests that I planted a while back? Here they are now! Aren’t they…

  • Garden Plan

    Garden Plan

    As soon as my seeds arrived from Botanical Interests, I sorted them out in order of when they need to be planted. I also included seeds I bought last year, and seeds we’ve been saving all year. I came up with a rough garden plan. It went through several revisions once we started working and…

  • Botanical Interests

    Botanical Interests

    I got my seeds from Botanical Interests! They came in this pretty box which fits nicely in my mailbox. A while back I was thinking about seeds and the recent defeat of Proposition 37 here in California. Without mandatory labeling of GMO seeds and food, I will have to assume something is genetically modified, unless…

  • Aromatherapy for Seduction

    Aromatherapy for Seduction

    Angelica is a warm and musky, herbaceous scent that is very grounding. Avoid use in pregnancy. Black Pepper is a hot and spicy piquant scent that warms and stimulates. It should be used sparingly because it is easily overpowering. It may also irritate sensitive skin. Cardamom is a warm, sweet and spicy scent with a…