Incorporating Antiques Into Your Garden Design

A favorite past time here in the Hudson Valley is antique shopping.  There are endless shops and flea markets to satisfy the collector and crafter alike.  As a gardener, I love when I can incorporate pieces into the landscape. This old wood burning stove wasn’t purchased at an antique shop, but was a piece we … More Incorporating Antiques Into Your Garden Design

Seed Tape

Trying out a little DIY project today. I’m hoping those tiny little seeds will stay more uniform when planted this way. I created seed tapes for lettuce, spinach, beets, cilantro, basil, and parsley seeds. This was really quite easy. I created the tape from toilet tissue in 2′-3′ lengths, and cut down the center. I … More Seed Tape

Trash to Treasure

I love this time of year, especially here in the Hudson Valley where there is still a nice mix of old farms in the area.  It’s an even bigger treat when one of those old barns, farms, or homesteads have a tag sale.  Sometimes when I’m all by myself, I’ll just follow the signs and … More Trash to Treasure

Art Inspires Agriculture

I love how the Hudson Valley Seed Library incorporates art into their heirloom seed packets.  They describe the connection beautifully in their recent article about the upcoming Art of the Heirloom exhibit – “Artists tell compelling stories by creatively envisioning the lives of flowers and vegetables, farms and gardens. Art inspires agriculture.” One of my … More Art Inspires Agriculture

Daydreams and Life

How do you see yourself? I mean really see yourself, when there’s no one expecting results from you.  Do you ever find yourself daydreaming, getting lost in a thought; seeing yourself, for a brief moment in a completely different light?  Every now and then, this happens to me.  My kids will laugh as I stare … More Daydreams and Life