Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Garden Roundup ~ Earth Day

Tomato Seedlings

Chive Blossoms

New Rosemary Plant

Last Fall's Spinach

One of the gardens

I've been tilling bags of leaves in this past week.

It's been a busy week around the gardens. It seems like everything greened up all at once. For now, I'm caught up; something I can't say very often this time of year.
I should be able to have some time to hit the studio and work on some new designs this week. It will be a nice break, assuming that I can keep myself indoors.

Enjoy Earth Day.
Until next time.....

Friday, April 11, 2014

Garden Roundup





 Daylily and violets

  New lavender plant

What beautiful weather we've had this week. My attention turned towards the gardens, beginning with tuning up Troy, my Troybilt tiller, and replacing two oil seals and one gasket. The ground dried out enough yesterday and Troy and I took a spin around some of the beds.

I planted peas, onions, spinach, kale, chard, pak choi and beets. I transplanted tomato seedlings into the next size flat and started some shallots.

A trip to the garden center was also on my to do list. I came home with a fuschia plant, a new lavender plant (my old one didn't make it this past winter), a new thyme plant (also didn't make it) and another oregano plant.

I woke up this morning tired and sore, but happy that spring is here!
Until next time.....

Monday, March 31, 2014

And Today

It's a beauty of a day. Sunny. Warm. Productive. I started all of our seeds. Weeded the iris bed. Sat and stared at the Bradford Pears. They are in full bloom and are just gorgeous. Don't you agree?
Until next time.....

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


They were calling for a few flurries in the area yesterday. They never mentioned that it would start snowing so hard that you couldn't see 25 feet in front of you. It was nice while it lasted, but quickly melted. Gotta love the springtime in the southland.
Until next time.....

Monday, March 24, 2014

A Little Green Goes A Long Way

Solomon seal

Lilac bud


Onion sets

More daffodils


Garlic chives and chives

Isn't it amazing how far a little green goes this time of year? I get so excited when I see patches of green. Spring is springing here in TN; even though they're predicting teens and snow flurries later this week.
Until next time.....

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Greening Of Spring

It's amazing how green really shines this time of year. Slowly but surely, the landscape is turning. Yesterday, I discovered the first daffodils in bloom. And our garlic. For a while there, I thought we lost all of it. The temps were below zero and I wasn't sure that the garlic would make it. But 2 out of 3 varieties are growing strong. They don't look as good as they usually do this time of year, but I'll take it.

Pretty soon everything will be green and growing. But for now I'll sit back and enjoy the greening of Spring.
Until next time.....

Friday, February 7, 2014

The Black Walnut Ink Experiment

I purchased some black walnut ink from my friends Joanne and Alex a while back. Now that the holidays are behind me, I've had some time to experiment with the ink. I dyed some bone beads. You can see the results above. I love the way they came out. I have plans to throw a few more items into the dye pot.
There are a couple of pieces listed in my shop. You can find them here. And you can find the ink for sale here.
I am also going to dye with indigo. Stay tuned.
Until next time.....


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