Category Archive: gardening

Bud to blossom

Bud to blossom

My sister-in-law was in town for a very brief amount of time last weekend. She brought with her a beautiful bunch of roses from her …

 

Garden fresh

Garden fresh

When I was a kid my Dad created a highly productive vegetable garden. It was beautiful, but, sadly, we thought it was so mundane that …

 

Defiance II

Defiance II

Another day, another plant in full defiance mode. This morning I found this daikon had decided to resist the inevitable and blast forth with these …

 

Spathiphyllum

Spathiphyllum

As is fairly typical, my husband was patiently waiting for me to finish my work so we could head home. I was surprised when he …

 

Spring, again

Spring, again

The weather is very changeable at the moment. Never start writing about the weather. It was a dark and stormy night. Getting started is half …

 

It’s all happening…

It’s all happening…

Sometimes it’s hard to see change happening. Good change that is. Bad change seems to have a special gift for happening incredibly quickly. Good things …

 

Welcome, stranger

Welcome, stranger

The first day of Spring, a beautiful warm morning. And there, in our garden, bright against the blue sky – a white iris. There’s nothing …

 

A seasoned traveler

A seasoned traveler

When the settlers came to New Zealand in the 1800s they brought possessions, hopes, and dreams. These apples are growing by the Sexton’s Cottage – …

 

Ephemera

Ephemera

So beautiful. Early morning sun sparkling on the countless spider webs stranding across the graceful parsley umbrels. The seeds are maturing and already the replacement …

 

Better than gold

Better than gold

Fresh new potatoes lovingly dug from my father-in-law’s garden. Fresh mint from our garden. Rinsed in beautiful (and bountiful) sparkling tap water. Gently simmered in …