Would it be the Christmas shopping season if there wasn't at least one item on your list that evades you, that sends you on a great quest to find it? It would not be. In fact, it's almost a requirement that there be something elusive on your Christmas shopping list to make it a complete list. Now, I will admit/gloat that most of my Christmas shopping is done, and the gifts are ready to be wrapped and have been for almost a week! Even my "best Christmas gift ever" that I'm giving to … [Read more...] about The Quest Begins
If you use Instagram, you may have seen my letters to My Dearest Garden. I write one every few days or so in between posting a picture. So my grid looks like a checkerboard. Letter, picture, letter, picture, letter... my friend and co-podcaster Dee once told me that Instagram grids that make a pattern are more pleasing to the eye. Letter, picture, letter, picture, letter... There isn't room to write too much in each letter, and I try to make it something real in the garden that has … [Read more...] about From Letters to My Dearest Garden to Elf Boots
"Someone forgot to tell the violets it's not spring." That's the text message I got from my older sister yesterday afternoon when I was out mowing the lawn, and she was out puttering in her garden. If we were living 100 years ago, she might have used it as an opportunity to send me a postcard with a message on the side by the address that said something like, "I saw a violet blooming on October 24 and thought of you." Maybe it would have been a postcard like this one from my … [Read more...] about Someone Forgot to Tell the Violets…
Garden fairies here. We are garden fairies, and let us now quote some G.K. Chesterton, which proves without a doubt that we garden fairies invented common sense. "Common sense is a fairy thread, thin and faint, and as easily lost as gossamer." - G. K. Chesterton in Charles Dickens: A Critical Study (1911) How did we find this out? Well, Carol did some checking around for some information about another quote from G.K., and discovered something called "a fairy thread of common … [Read more...] about Garden Fairies: A Fairy Thread of Common Sense
Garden fairies here. We are garden fairies and we are taking stock this morning. That is why you are seeing a picture of the leaves of some rather gigantic stock, Matthioloa incana, that Carol grew from seeds she bought earlier in the spring for 11 cents a packet. As she may or may not have noted on this blog—we are garden fairies and have no time to look it up to see if she did, hence the "may or may not"— she hedged her bets and bought two packets of stock seeds when she saw them, the … [Read more...] about Garden Fairies Take Stock
Hello, Carol. Hello, Dr. Hortfreud. Welcome back to the garden. You summoned me, Carol? Yes, I wanted to discuss UAPs. UAPs? What YouTube videos have you been watching now, Carol? I've been watching the garden! And what have you seen? UAPs! Carol, you better explain what you mean by UAPs before we go much further with this session. Okay, Dr. Hortfreud. UAPs are Universally Admired Plants. Oh, good. I was afraid you were seeing something... well, never mind. Why … [Read more...] about UAPs in the Garden!