You’re The Closest To Heaven That I’ll Ever Be.

My showy irises have made their appearance, spreading further this year.  I love the purple ones for their delicate, veiny tracework pattern of decoration, bleeding into saturated ink-stained pools at the end of each bottom petal. The iris was named from the Greek word for rainbow, denoting the multitude of colors the flowers span. In … Read more

Bleeding Hearts: A Japanese Legend

I was so happy that one of my favorite flowers, the Bleeding Heart (Lamprocapnos spectabilis), made it through the winter. I’m always fascinated with myth and legend, folklore and fairytales. I love tracing the paths these tales take, the ways in which they transform and mutate with time and distance, the ways they’re still evolving … Read more

3 inch plastic plant pots for seedlings, cuttings.

I’ve been struggling to make my garden happen this year. It seems like it’s rained every single day this summer, with a serious lack of sunlight to warm things up. That plus the usual critter invasions have equaled a sad excuse for my usual growing bounty. For the remainder of the summer, I’ve decided to … Read more

Alite Advanced LED Plant Grow Light

**This is a sponsored post. I have received free products to help facilitate my review but all opinions are my own. The growing season here in Ohio seems to be getting shorter each year. Blame global climate change, or the grumpy Old North Wind, or whatever you like- but the effects are real. The spring … Read more

3-Piece Ergonomic Garden Hand Tools Review + Giveaway Ends 03/28

**This is a sponsored post. I have received free products to help facilitate my review but all opinions are my own. The ground here is just barely beginning to peek out from the seemingly endless winter of ice and snow. So far I have only the seed catalogs and my daydreams of rolling fields of … Read more

The Yard in Autumn

I have so many posts in my head that I would like to make right now- fall crafts, Ray Bradbury, book reviews, GamerGate, Halloween ideas, autumn festivals. The problem with this being my absolute favorite time of year is that I’m so busy experiencing it, that it’s hard to find time to write about it! … Read more