Self Care Habits & Rituals For Winter

“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” —Aristotle  Winter is a time of slow energy, a feeling for the need to hibernate, and a want to rest and relax, to go within, to retreat and release. It is a time to reflect, to look forward and…

Ideas For Creating Your Garden Journal

Last week I shared seasonal journal prompts, this week I want to share with you how you can create your own garden journal. I am sharing topics/headings you can add to your garden journal to help you keep track of your gardening journey, goals, setbacks, planting times, etc. You may think that you will remember,…

Holistic Seasonal Living Journal Prompts

Holistic seasonal living is at the core of everything I do and offer. Each seasons brings with it chances for new experiences, reflection, growth and opportunities. While I admit that I am not the best at sticking to a regular journaling routine, I do like to set intentions and journal about my hopes and reflections…

What Does A Garden Coach Do?

What does a garden coach do and how can they help you reach your gardening goals? This is a question some people ask when they find out that I am a Certified Gardenary Garden Coach. My simple answer is that I help people with their gardens. The truth is that is a very watered down…

Lessons From The Garden

The garden may start out simply as a place to grow food, flowers and herbs. It may start as a place to grow some food for your family, so you can have garden fresh tomatoes or fresh herbs. It may be a place to gather cut flowers for your dining table, but in time you…

No Dig Day 2022

On November 3, 2022 we celebrated the first annual No Dig Day, created by Charles Dowding. No dig gardening is a method of gardening that involves no digging or tilling of the soil to maintain a healthy network of living soil full of beneficial microbes and . Soil health is the foundation of all health…

What You Can Do Now To Prepare For Your Spring Garden

Yes we are at the end of October, but it is never too early to start prepping for the coming season. You may still have your autumn garden or you may have just put your garden to rest for the cold winter season. Tackling some of these garden tasks now will pay of in the…

Encouraging Words For New Gardeners

As a new gardener it is hard to not get caught up in what everyone else is doing in their garden, especially on social media. Not to mention all the comparisons that happen, often between a new gardener and someone who has taken years to build up their garden experience. You may not know which…

Some of My Favorite Garden Green Varieties

Growing greens in the garden is a fantastic way to cut down on food miles and plastic packaging. It is also a fantastic way to add great flavor to meals or salads. Fresh garden greens taste nothing like what you find in the grocery store, they just plain taste better. I attribute this to being…

What’s In Season: October

October is such a time of change and renewal. Around the first week of October is when we expect our first frost date. It hasn’t happened yet this year, but I can feel it on the horizon. This really changes things in the garden and kitchen. All those lovely summer or warm weather produce are…

Gardening: A Shift In My Focus

We have had a garden for well over a decade, close to two decades now. (Since my boys were young, they are now adults or close to it. Ages 21, almost 19 and 16.) The garden was always in the back corner of the yard, leaving the majority of the yard for the boys to…