• Blackberries and Life Lessons

    July 2, 2018

    Summer is rolling over us.  July is here. The days are filled with picking weeds and folding laundry, shelling peas and preparing meals.  Eyeing the dirt and the straw tracked in on shoes and paws, despairing of ever getting it under control. The soundtrack is bickering.  All day and a good chunk of the evening…

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  • You Should Plant: Purple Dead Nettle

    April 3, 2018

    Dead nettle.  Well, that sounds like a downright awful plant now, doesn’t it? But before you write it off completely, remember that names can be deceiving. Dead nettle is in fact a very nutritious, beautiful and useful herbaceous plant that can complement and enhance any garden space, from the flower bed to the herb patch.…

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