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sweeping leaves
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sweeping leaves

Bundling twigs and attaching them together and tying them to a stick dates back to Biblical times when these twigs were used to sweep ash around fires. Named after thorny shrubs they were made of, the broom dates back far into the stories of those who have gone before us and has changed very little...

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...

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...

garden people
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garden people

The sight of a person working in a garden always stops me.  Whether on their knees digging or up on a ladder pruning, I know they are doing much more than tending plants or turning the soil. I have learned that people who tend gardens have stories to share and life to work out. Some...