Be My Valentine

As Valentine’s Day is approaching, the fourteenth day of February is recognized as a day to celebrate romance with your lover and sharing tokens of love with gratitude amongst family and friends.  There is an enigma that surrounds the Saint that is responsible for the tradition of Valentine’s Day that shares both Christian and archaic Roman rituals and influences.

 

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Fall into November

 

Fall is here and we are off to a great start of precipitation for the season from the October storm that seemed like it was never going to end.  Now that the ground has had a chance to soak up all the rain, it’s a great opportunity to fall into November in preparing the garden for winter. 

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Blades of Glory

 

Fall is knocking on the door and Mother Nature is not ready to say goodbye.  Indian summer is in full swing as blue skies and warm sunshine surrounds us.  This season I have been captivated by the ornamental grasses when the afternoon sun glistens from their blades of glory as the florets sway in the breeze adding a shimmer to the landscape. 

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When the Seasons Change

As October approaches I welcome this seasonal change of chilly mornings that are warmed by sunshine with blue skies into the afternoon as a hint of fall lingers in the air.  The cooler temperatures provoke deciduous trees and shrubs to take a break from their food making process allowing the chlorophyll to cease production, which in turn allows us to enjoy the gorgeous display of fall color in the surrounding mountains and in our very own landscapes. 

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Sirens of Spring with Christin Bryk

February is a great time of the may be grown to provide an edible year to start preparing for an edible garden space. There is nothing better than harvesting fresh vegetables farm to fork. When choosing where to incorporate a garden, you will need to select a sunny location in the yard, ensuring there are no structures or trees to inhibit the sunlight in the afternoon.

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