A challenge, a project and a reward

A challenge, a project and a reward

My brother in-law Brian gave me a challenge, a project and a reward for Christmas this year, all because he picked my name in our annual family Kris Kringle draw. I am nervous, touched and relieved by his efforts. The challenge came in the form of a small bonsai tree and a survival guide for [...]

Oh, the horrors!

Oh, the horrors!

I invited a predator into my indoor plantar garden this summer and I am sorrier than I can say. Like most problems I get myself into, this one grew from an altruistic intent and spiraled out of control thanks to my own insecurities. I planted cucumber seeds earlier this spring because I felt a little [...]

Unlikely flowers

Unlikely flowers

Last week, the unlikeliest little pepper appeared in our random indoor garden and I've been beside myself with joy. Oh, we'd wooed it as best we could -- watered it when we remembered, raised the curtains to let in sunshine (when there was sunshine to be had), added a little Miracle Grow potting soil. Still, [...]