Was it just yesterday that the magnolias had green leaves? Today they are warm yellow. Was it just last week that Howard was alive? Today he is gone. Change. Big changes. Here today; gone tomorrow. Sit. Take it in. Really take those warm yellow leaves into your heart.
I’ve wanted to grow Asian long beans for a few years. Our local Korean restaurant makes a tasty bibimbap using Asian green beans. Now i can do it too. This morning, i harvested my first 2-foot long green bean. A single bean is a side dish all by itself. What’s the taste of happiness? ARead more about L-o-n-g Green Beans[…]
I love bringing my fall geraniums indoors for the winter. By now, they are in full bloom. Isn’t that the reason to have flowering houseplants? Bright, colorful blossoms that bring cheer to the heart. Cheerfulness is not mentioned by the Buddha, but i find it to be a lovely mind state. It’s a mix ofRead more about Cheerful Geraniums[…]
The Garden Club is having a plant sale on Saturday, so i’m dividing perennials and potting them up with compost. What a great opportunity to thin out some of the spreaders, such as bee balm. What are some of the spreaders in your life? Too much stuff in the house? Too much irritation in theRead more about White Bee Balm[…]
Hmmm. A red tulip and a yellow tulip are blooming in my white garden. I can guess how they got there: I plopped in a pot of non-blooming tulip bulbs, thinking they were white tulips. Nope. The yellow tulip reminds me to pause. Pause before i say something i might regret later. Pause before frustrationRead more about Yellow & Red Tulips[…]