Life in general

Planting the seeds of a happy life

If you’ve followed this blog in the past year, you know that my gardening life (and my blog activity) has slowed considerably since all the changes in my life took me away from that piece of ground I cultivated and loved for eight years.  Well, on October 10th, 2010 (10.10.10!) my sweet Santia and I […]

Early June rainbow

I’m catching up on some cool photos from the past month. This was a nice rainbow in early June, when we were having quite a bit of rain storms. It also shows the cool playhouse/swingset I built for the kids. It was a kit from Toys R Us. Man, that thing was a lot of […]

Guerrilla gardening!

I just have to make quick mention of this; I’ve seen this before and meant to post about it, but someone’s comment about planting a tree on their neighbor’s lot made me think about it again. It’s called guerrilla gardening, and there’s a great website about it from England at Especially read the post […]

The midnight baker

Last night, crazy fool that I am, I was up till 1 AM baking this apple pie. I’m so tired today! But I NEEDED PIE!!! These were the last of my Granny Smith apples, picked about a month ago. They were the smaller, less ripe ones, so I guess they had a lot of shelf […]

One million new trees in ten years!

The Deseret Morning News published an editorial on Sept. 15 calling on Salt Lakers to participate in planting one million trees by 2017. The county and a number of cities have endorsed the effort. I hope there is some plan in place. They need something like the Sacramento Tree Foundation, which did great work when […]

Master Gardener information

A member of the Utah Gardening Forum on GardenWeb posted some interesting information on the Master Gardener program: Posted by songbirdmommy UT4/5 (My Page) on Wed, Jan 17, 07 at 11:38 When I signed up for the program last week, there was a huge line. Thankfully I was determined to get in and went down […]