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Always awed, we are called to the wild parts of this earth, the miracle of seeds, the mighty strength of the trees and the stories of garden people.

today, in my garden: spreading some worm poop
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today, in my garden: spreading some worm poop

This morning, I feel the change in the air and take in a deep breath, with thoughts of summer days and beautiful harvests. Not just garden harvests, but summer-day harvests of love, laughter, stories, and open spaces. Wandering around my garden early this morning, I witness the exhaustion of my soil. I fill my bucket with worm...

tomato confessions, part one: summer’s cherry tomatoes
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tomato confessions, part one: summer’s cherry tomatoes

Blue Cream Berries…Lemon Drops…Matt’s Wild Cherries…Black Cherries…Frosted Green Doctors…Supersweet 100 Cherries…Sungold Cherries…Gold Rush Tomatoes…Beam's Yellow Pear...Peacevine Cherries........happy (slightly embarrassed) sigh.

Yes, I have all these cherry tomatoes currently growing in my garden. In February, my sweet garden-loving, God-seeking soul friend and I started almost 1,000 tomato plants by seed in our church and...

tomato confessions: intro
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tomato confessions: intro

I must confess, this whole tomato thing has gotten a little out of hand. It all started fifteen years ago with a friend, an unusual tomato plant, some dirt and a pot. Fast forward to today, and I have….okay – I am embarrassed to actually reveal the number of tomato plants, with fear that I...

foraging for breakfast
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foraging for breakfast

I love foraging for food. Almost eighteen years ago, when my husband and I moved into our newly built home with slopes of open space, no landscape and only a variety of pesky growing weeds greening our yard, I learned of a new perspective. Our new neighbors, whose parents are from Greece, looked at my...

starting succulents
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starting succulents

Yesterday my son suggested we start a cutting of every succulent plant we have. So….here it is, a 72 pod seed starting tray filled with succulent cuttings and I am a little embarrassed to admit, we have more varieties than this! We make our own succulent growing soil by mixing 1/2 potting soil, with 1/4 perlite...

black cherry tomato
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black cherry tomato

We started the Black Cherry Tomatoes by seed from Baker Creek Rareseeds in the middle of February. End of June, we tasted our first tomatoes and are now picking handfuls a day. Beautiful sweet cherry tomatoes.    

traveler’s joy
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traveler’s joy

From the moment I wandered into the Clematis Garden at the entrance of Luscher Farms near Lake Oswego, Oregon, I was captivated by these fleshy flowers and fascinated by the mesmerizing seed heads. As a plant lover, I am continually humbled by the beauty and diversity of living things. I meandered through these gardens, moving...