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July 18, 2019

I feel like I haven't been posting enough garden photos lately. Since we're in the height of summer, there's a lot going on. Take a look:

When I planted these Titan sunflowers in the middle of my community garden plot, I failed to take into consideration that they would...

July 4, 2019

On a whim, I bought one tomatillo seedling this spring and planted it at the end of my community garden plot. I had never grown tomatillos before because I didn't think I had enough space...they grow to be huuuuge. And has it ever grown! It's probably 4 feet wide and t...

January 3, 2019

Happy Houseplant Month (yes, I totally made that up). Today, I will be sharing my personal collection of houseplants. In upcoming January posts, I will recommend houseplants for beginners, discuss how to water houseplants, and how to repot houseplants. 

Since I like to...

July 12, 2018

As it's been so hot lately, my go-to summer evening refreshment of choice has become a glass of agua fresca. I feel obligated to state that this is a treat to be enjoyed in moderation since it's been in the news (again!) that juice is not healthy...and agua fresca is b...

June 28, 2018

I observed something curious and slightly frightening the first time I grew yardlong beans: the plants were covered in wasps. Instead of panicking, I did some reading and discovered that yardlong beans have extrafloral nectaries. While flowers produce nectar to lure po...

June 21, 2018

On Monday, I overheard someone say, "it finally feels like DC." It was 93F. And that's why I choose summer veggies that thrive in the heat. Let's take a tour of the backyard veggie garden and see how everything is doing.

The beets (reddish leaf shown here) and carrots (...

May 31, 2018

It's almost June, so that means strawberries. I'm no longer growing large-fruited cultivated strawberries in my garden, just wild strawberries in my front yard as a groundcover. An in-ground strawberry patch takes up a lot of space and it's only productive for a small...

April 12, 2018

I got a fabulous gift with the birthday money I received from my family:

I had wanted a birdbath to provide a water source for good bugs (and birds too). Being a cat parent of two cherished fur babies, this cat statue birdbath was irresistible. When the weather gets a l...

November 9, 2017

Living in Savannah, GA, my mother has a Meyer lemon tree growing in her front yard. Whenever I have been able to visit during the winter while the tree is heavy with fruit, she would pack a big box of lemons for me to take back to Washington, DC. And sometimes, when I...

October 5, 2017

I am beyond thrilled to announce that two out of three of my food contest entries were awarded ribbons at the DC State Fair. For the complete list of contests and winners, click here.

3RD PLACE ICE CREAM: Wild blackberry cheesecake. This egg-less ice cream was inspired...

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