The first camellia blooms of the season appeared in my garden this week—a delicate pink and white blossom and a classic red. They begin their season in December in my yard and last through March or April, depending on the severity of the winter. They brighten the wintry days with their pops of color in … Continue reading Camellia, Flower of the Moon
Food, glorious food! From mother's breast to our last meal, with or without teeth, the sign of Cancer will tempt us with the freshest of garden delights, the juiciest of fruits, the scent of hot-out-of-the-oven bread, aromatic herbs, exotic spices, a magnificent glass of wine, robust sauces, sumptuous shellfish, and delectable desserts. We eat to nurture not … Continue reading Moon in Cancer ~ Food, Glorious Food!
My first abutilon entered my life last summer and I am madly, desperately in love with it. I've fallen head over heels for its sisters and cousins, too. There are about 150 different kinds and (I hope my husband isn't reading this) I want them all. My first one is like the orange one here, … Continue reading Abutilon ~ Flowering Maples
In India the jasmine plant is called "queen of the night" or "moonshine in the garden." This plant with blossoms the color of moonlight generously emits, especially at night, a magical fragrance. Like the waters of a sweet river, this fragrance penetrates the deepest layers of our soul, opening the doors to our emotions. ~Susanne Fischer-Rizzi, Complete … Continue reading The Intoxicating Heaviness of Jasmine, Flower of the Moon
I may be one of the three or four people on the planet who doesn't like potatoes. I know that's weird, but there you have it. My husband loves them, though, so this spud's for him. I'm trying some in a spot that doesn't seem to work for anything at all, so in went the red … Continue reading Potatoes, Taters, Spuds