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Garden Brain

Garden Brain

There is a moment every almost-Spring when I become painfully useless at doing anything other than being in the garden. If I’m not in the garden, then I’m probably near a window looking onto it,┬ádoing that awkward open-mouthed stare that makes everybody around me wonder how I get myself dressed […]

Phoebe: the Struggle is Real

Phoebe: the Struggle is Real

This dog. Two and a half years old and our running tally is: 1 ER trip after ingesting toxic plants 1 ER trip after ingesting a pack of silica beads 4 ER trips for bowel obstruction/gastroenteritis 3 ER trips due to bee stings and subsequent severe allergic reactions (usually involving […]

Mixed Metal Industrial Candleholder DIY

Mixed Metal Industrial Candleholder

For our holiday table this year, I wanted candles. Lots of them. And I wanted a bit of copper. And I wanted some sort of unique centerpiece that didn’t take up a lot of room so that there was plenty of space for food and elbows and…flights of wine (priorities). […]

Holiday Centerpiece

Holiday Centerpiece

Christmas floral arranging is one of my very favorite things about the season. It’s an opportunity to use some really interesting ingredients. For this one, I harvested poinsettias, sea holly, and (just now changing into fall color) crepe myrtle branches, as well as some locally-grown pepper berries and evergreens. There […]