Early Fall Treasures

Fall has officially arrived, although its a little hard to believe, given the 80+ degree temperatures we are experiencing as we catch the last few whisps of summer air. This is goldenrod time!  These are the bright yellow blooms you have been seeing since mid August. There are over 150 varieties of this plant but, [...]

2017-09-29T22:34:38+00:00 September 29th, 2017|blog, goldenrod, Recipes|0 Comments

Its All About The Blooms

Wearing this season’s finest floral confections, the Cherry Trees, Redbuds and Dogwoods are in an abundant springtime expression. Walk through any park right now, ands it’s as if we have all been granted an invitation to the most exclusive Debutante Ball, with each tree in couture, branches bowed under the weight of blooms and unfurling [...]

2017-09-11T00:49:14+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Recipes, Spring, violet|0 Comments

Herbal Valentine

A few years ago, while walking past a Supermarket, I spotted this unlikely couple on the sidewalk. The raspberry and the strawberry were next to the garbage cans from the store, but, far enough away from other visual disturbances for me to notice them while others passed them by.  I always knew that these [...]

2017-03-07T23:35:03+00:00 February 14th, 2017|blog, Recipes|0 Comments

Harvesting from the Meadow

Near where my parents live is a beautiful meadow that during the Summer months is filled with native wild flowers. Its pure joy to stroll through the "Butterfly Meadow" and see what little floral treasures are hiding through the leaves and grass. What can you see in the photo? I see the narrow leafed plantain's [...]

2016-11-09T23:41:53+00:00 July 4th, 2016|blog, Seasonal Change|0 Comments

Time To Get Outside

Have you been noticing these beautiful trees around the City? If not, keep an eye out, as there are still a few in bloom. They are distinctive as their flowers grow along the branches in a beautiful shade of fuschia. You can even eat them! This is the Eastern Redbud tree, (Cercis Canadensis). This tree [...]

2016-11-09T23:41:54+00:00 May 4th, 2016|blog, Seasonal Change|0 Comments