Due to a warmer than usual winter thanks to our friend El Nino, the garlic that I planted in the kitchen garden is starting to peep through the straw mulch. This is not my first adventure with garlic, so I know that it is pretty hardy and can stand a bit of the cold. I […]
I love to garden, but it has always been on my terms. If the weather is just right, and the sun is shining, and the birds are singing, and Jupiter aligns with Mars, then you’ll find me out there with my trowel in hand. This year was going to be different. I was going to start early and keep up with it. I did; I really did try to get out there and get things done, but then it got cold again. I’m tired of the cold, and just want to curl up in a blanket instead of get out there in the dirt. Then I think of the famous Yoda saying, Do. Or Do Not. There is no try. And…Out I go! Maybe I’ll find my own Yoda sitting and chatting with our garden gnomes.