Prunella vulgaris, the common self-heal, heal-all, woundwort, heart-of-the-earth, carpenter’s herb, brownwort or blue curls, is a herbaceous plant in the mint family Lamiaceae. Wikipedia I usually don’t mind a little heal-all in and around the garden but this year it was extra prolific. It took over the herb bed inside and out. I could hardly … More Weekend In The Weeds
I spent the day weeding yesterday. Wore myself out and ended up going to bed rather early. I woke up to an array of wild life this morning!
Who doesn’t love sunflowers? Creatures big and small love sunflowers! I started planting sunflowers early spring all to have a creature eat every last sunflower seed! I suspect a squirrel. I planted another round sunflower seeds. Thrilled to see them sprout to six to twelve inches in height! Yeah! Much to my despair, a rabbit … More Sunflowers Maybe
Life has completely turned upside down since the changing of the clocks back in March of 2020. At this point, I wouldn’t be surprised if the dinosaurs returned. Today, the dinosaurs have, indeed, returned much to our grandson’s delight! I am delighted the dinosaurs prefer lettuce over sunflowers!
Happy whatever day it is! With dear husband working from home since mid-March, it is as if every day is Saturday. Not that he works from home on Saturdays but he is home. Every day. Both of us in the house through the week has taken some getting used to. I think we will survive. … More Checking In
Deep in the earth I woke, I stirred. I said: “Was that the Spring I heard? For something called!” “No, no,” they said; “Go back to sleep. Go back to bed. You’re far too soon; The world’s too cold For you, so small,” So I was told. But how could I go back to sleep? I … More Was That Spring I heard?
Okay. Maybe not wordless but it is raining, again, and it is Thursday. So,what does one do on the back porch when it is raining? Take pictures, of course! Aside from taking pictures of my rainy day, I did load the kiln to fire tomorrow. A glaze firing! I am looking forward to Sunday when … More Wordless Rainy Thursday
I usually don’t complain about the weather unless it is cold. I do not like being cold. If it is below 70 degrees, that’s it. I’m complaining. This spring, however, I find myself complaining about the lack of sun light. Over the winter, I yearned for bright spring sunny days but so far we have … More A View From My Back Porch
When given lemons . . . . . .make lemonade! Save
Okay, yes. The title of this post is a little dramatic but are not snakes dramatic when you are not expecting them. So, I’m blissfully throwing pots on my back porch today when I notice our cat following something through the yard. I didn’t think anything too much about it because, after all, it is … More SNAKE!
Little did I know that this sweet innocent looking plant, Lily of the Valley, would turnout to be a such nightmare for me and my perennials. A few short years after transplanting a small bundle of Lily of the Valley under the shade of our Bradford Pear tree, it took over! It invaded and started … More Underway: The Eradication of the Lily of the Valley