June 26, 2014

Meditation Roses. Who doesn’t love them? You only have to glance for a moment to see how beautiful they are. There’s something for every taste. Single huge blooms, sprays of smaller blooms. Thick “double” roses and simple single roses. Exotic colors and familiar favorites. Because these are perennial shrubs, a little pruning ensures you’ll have […]

June 12, 2014

Meditation You might have started to wonder about me with my insect obsession. Well, just like everyone, I’ve heard news coverage about honey bees struggling to survive against fungi and parasites. I’ve definitely seen the effects in my yard, as fewer honey bees visit my flowers. And, like most gardeners, I realize honey bees play […]

June 5, 2014

Meditation These days, there’s a lot of dissatisfaction with the role of government in our lives. Even, sometimes, the suggestion of outright rebellion. Although I understand the frustration, I have to ask… Have you ever heard of your county’s Agricultural Extension? How about Master Gardeners? City parks and green spaces? Community markets and gardens? News […]