Monday, August 24, 2015


Hello there . . .

Last year I began purchasing micro greens at the local farm markets.
What tasty little morsels they are, little bits so fresh and teeny
they just make you, and your taste buds smile!

I decided to try my hand at growing my own.
After many a web search, I settled on:
Sprout People
(Check out their great website!)

Talk about immediate gratification!
Microgreens take only 10-14 days to reach beautiful, yummy maturity.
You can top sandwiches, salads, wraps or any dish with these healthy and fun
In the back ~ "Salad Greens", in the front ~ "Mustard greens" ~ Spicy!
Easily grown in a flower pot right outside the kitchen door!
My favorite lunch:
Trader Joe's Sprouted Rye ~ Toasted
Topped with homemade Hummus, Fresh tomato slice (from the garden of course)
Micro Greens & avocado!

Life is good in a garden . . . 
Lori Ann

Saturday, July 18, 2015

sad . . .

Sometimes mother nature is not at her best.
She can give more to some and none to others.
She does not base her giving on merit, but doles out sun, rain
and pestilence willy nilly!
Yet . . . where would we be without her?
We have our bad days too!
More days than not, this is the view out our window
This year due to her "giving" us an overabundance of rain, we've lost
most all the tyme in the stone paths!
Tyme doesn't like it's feet wet, much less totally soaking for days (weeks) on end.
Note these photos of our paths a couple years ago and this week.
For now we will dig out the roots, add more pea gravel and 
re-plant in the spring.
Today . . .
Today . . .
Such is life in a garden . . . 
Lori Ann

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Rainy days . . .

"God made rainy days so gardeners could get 
the housework done."
Author unknown
* * *
Ok . . .  so enough already :-)
We've had enough rainy days to clean every inch of our home ~ twice!
Our forecast is rain till Monday, 2 days of sun, then rain again.
The humidity has been very high, temps in the 80's and next week 90's.
The garden is beginning to look (and feel) like a tropical jungle!

Sigh . . .  the challenges of gardening
I still love it so!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

The perfect arrangement!

The perfect arrangement ~ looks like dinner to me!
The asparagus is slowing a bit . . .  
but still giving just enough for a lovely dinner!

Happy Day,
Lori Ann

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Mother's Gardens . . .

June 3rd. was my mother's 92nd. birthday!
We spent the day with her having lunch , a yummy desert and enjoying her pretty flowers.
Once a gardener . . .  always a gardener!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

If at first you don't succeed . . . .

Each year begins with good intentions of keeping up this garden blog.
Last year , I fear I never got past the "intention" part.
So as they say . . . try, try, again!

My favorite time in the garden is spring with its promise of what's to come.
Sweet daffodils arrive first.
They soon hand the baton to the pink dogwood and red bud trees who pass to the 
Siberian Iris and the early blooming clematis.
May brings a lovely spring harvest ~ spinach, herbs, asparagus, kale and
strawberries are being savored as they too will wane as other
vegetables take their place.

Enjoy a bit of spring in our garden!
Lori Ann

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Let's try this again!

My apologies for not keeping up with my garden site last year.
4 posts does not a nice blog make!
It's a new year, SPRING is close at hand, and my fingers are itching
to feel the earth.
I'll do better this year, really I will, because I believe in tomorrow!
As pretty as this looks . . . . 
I prefer this . . .  and the promise it holds!
May your day be sunny,
Lori Ann