This article about native plants versus exotic ones reminded me about the ongoing discussion of what is best to plant in any environment. Are “native” plants best or most environmentally responsible? What qualifies as a “native” plant? It encompasses the idea of plant diversity and even challenges the idea of what it means to “garden.” […]
What we do at home.
I don’t remember when I first purchased some creamed honey. I’m pretty sure it is not something I got as a child, though. It would have been too expensive. And I’m pretty sure I bought it as an adult because it had the word “creamed” in the description. I thought there was some […]
To squish or not to squish, that is the question. It is an easy enough choice if it is a ladybug or a spider or mosquito or aphid. But what if it is a beetle? Or long and slinky with lots of legs? What if it looks like a cross between a wasp and a […]
The trouble with learning a little bit about how to fix the sprinklers is that “people” expect you to be able to handle more and more on your own. Thus, I was pretty much on my won replacing one kind of drip irrigation with Netafim in a flower bed at the driveway entrance. My first […]
I have been deep cleaning and doing major organizing in my house for about 15 years. That’s not even counting the years when I was “just” keeping up with seven growing children. I was always cleaning and organizing, as evidenced by the fact that the hallways are clear. Then, several things began to happen. And […]