Monthly Archives: October 2014

When the Past is Still Present

We are getting close to our peak fall color here in the Ozarks, and it was a gorgeous day for drive so Dad and I took a trip to Boxley Valley to visit my mom. The old cemetery was beautiful … Continue reading

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Signs of Fall

It wouldn’t be fall without asters or beautyberry or dogwood berries or my late blooming okra. But one thing I’ve never seen before is this extra large praying mantis with wings and a colorful body. Nature is amazing. Brenda  

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Getting a Jump Start on Christmas Gifts

Normally, I am a wait ’til the last minute shopper for Christmas gifts but for some reason I thought about this. Last year, I saw something about making your own vanilla extract.  My local Natural Food Store carries bulk vanilla … Continue reading

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Little Zebra

As much as I love color in the garden, I also love the foliage of ornamental grasses. Miscanthus sinesis ‘Little Zebra’ has been a great accent grass for the side of my garage. This area was hard to mow from day one … Continue reading

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It's That Time Again

It’s that time of year when we are all cleaning up our gardens and preparing for colder weather.  But, if you would like to have garlic next summer, it’s time to think about planting it now. I’m going to be … Continue reading

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