Caring for Rieger Begonias

rieger begonias

Rieger Begonias are one of my favorite indoor flowering plants. Their many-petaled blossoms come in colors that remind me of delicious candies; clear pinks and salmons, bright yellows and oranges and deep, velvety reds. The large blooms are contrasted nicely…

Happy Solstice!

dried thistle

I know for most of the country solstice this Saturday marks the beginning of winter. But for me here on the West Coast, it is the start of spring. I’ve always had a bit of trouble with seasonal depression and…

Make an Apple Santa

Apple Santa

More than any time of the year, the December holidays always bring back reminders of childhood traditions. Growing up in a family heavily influenced by European customs, I remember doing and making things my classmates did not. As a child…

Early Morning Coffee

jay on lime

I take my coffee outside to watch the sun come up as I do most mornings.  As I step out the door I notice the unseasonably warm, dry air. And the stillness. The yard is still cloaked in the grey…

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