Honeybees in my Garden

Honeybees are hard at work today enjoying all the sweet nectar of my lavender flowers. They are fun to watch as they flit back and forth to flowers but sometimes hard to capture in a photo. Many attempts  later and I am proud to share some photos of these hard working bees who are so valuable in … Continue reading

Crunchy Pickled Radish Slices

With this season’s radishes I was looking forward to planting new seeds, harvesting and eventually eating the l-inch or bigger bulbs I bought called watermelon radishes. They are round and very unique with red, white and green coloration resembling a watermelon. This is the latest in radishes and I have been saving all kinds of … Continue reading

Micro Greens

Do you have the “itch” to get out in your garden but obviously can’t because it is still winter where you live? I know I do as my part of the country has a winter storm warning. The white stuff you see in the picture  is snow! Or maybe you are limited on space as … Continue reading

Junior Master Gardener Program

The end of season 2014 for the Junior Master Gardeners (ages 9-11) class finished last night with a  final harvest of the garden and a potluck dinner.  It has been a great season and I have been thrilled to be a part of it.  It began on May 8, 2014  from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. … Continue reading

Master Gardener Volunteer Program

Spring means a lot of different things to me and not just the end of winter. However, this year I think most people in Michigan are happy to see the  warmer weather and no more snow!  Oh sure I love to hear the birds sing, watch the bulbs start to bloom and the trees in bud but  a special interest of mine is the  … Continue reading

Snow Peas and Water Chestnuts

When I use to grow snow peas I had to pick them frequently when they were small otherwise they would get too big and not taste very good and the plants would quit producing.   So, I was always looking for ways to fix this vegetable.  They are tender and the water chestnuts add a little crunch.  I also liked … Continue reading

Homemade Sauerkraut

Very few gardeners make sauerkraut at home, but I did make it a few times with great success.  It does take a month or more of brining, skimming, and pressing the cabbage down to make sure it is always covered with brine. My husband and Dad were thrilled with the finished product.  It definitely has … Continue reading