I’m delighted to welcome Dan Zandt from Stillmind today. Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart. ~ Rumi The word “spirituality” is banded about a lot these days. To be called a “spiritual person” is a compliment. Bookstores have dedicated sections, usually …
The Human Flower Project, directed by author and sociologist Julie Ardery, is a weblog of international flower news and floral customs. The site promotes research and discussion of how flowers are used and understood in many cultures, with special emphasis on the florist industry, flower rituals, religious traditions, and the social and psychological dimensions of gardening. The Human Flower Project also includes a photo album featuring flowers in social contexts.
I wrote the first story about growing kale that ever appeared in Southern Living and, as a result, was nearly hauled off to the pokey by an infuriated public. And all because I offered them insight and wisdom about this neglected, nutritious veggie. I had recently moved from Maryland to Alabama and was dismayed that no grocery stores stocked this […]
The free educational event will offer talks, tours and landscape designs that are focused on how to garden during the drought using succulents as well as their companion plants. Highlights include a presentation and tour with Sunset Magazine Garden Editor Kathleen Brenzel, and gardens designed by grass guru John Greenlee and other regional pros.
In this democratic age, royalty no longer rule the United States and Mexico, but there is one monarch both countries recognize: Monarch butterflies. Monarchs that spend summers in the Eastern U.S. enjoy dual citizenship: over-wintering in Mexico then heading north and east through the Great Plains, where future generations feed and breed in summertime. Now monarch numbers are diminishing, and vital action is needed on both sides of the border if this delicate, determined creature is to survive.