Tag Archives: Calendula

I Was Surprised Too

Yesterday was a glorious summer day; sunny and comfortably warm with no humidity plus the luxury of a refreshing breeze.  Today is the Fourth of July and I’m hosting my first family barbecue.  Handy thought I needed a gas grill … Continue reading

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The Team of Troublemakers

Herman the German (my father) and Uncle Bob (his brother) have an interesting relationship.  My father is four years older; Uncle Bob is “the baby.”  My grandparents kept a cow until “the baby” went to high school and I can … Continue reading

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A Few More Hostess Gifties

After I finished yesterday’s blog post, I remembered a few other possible hostess gifties. Garlic and some saved Calendula seeds. It’s local, practical, and it won’t end up in a landfill. Sure enough.

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Flower Power

This summer, I grew Calendula.  They’re pretty powerful little flowers and they sit on a solid stem.  They fit perfectly behind my ear, like a pencil. I’m going to wear a Calendula flower in my hair more often, especially on … Continue reading

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Dear Aunt Tomato – Cold Weather Crops

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Friday Pillow Talk – Sunshine Flashback

On Wednesday, I suggested you could put a seed catalog under your pillow and possibly dream in flowers.  I know it seemed silly and (pause) New Age.  I’d be lying if I told you I actually did put a seed … Continue reading

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