Entries Categorized as 'my plants'

The Poetry of the Earth

March 20, 2010

Did I mention I finished my cactus garden a few weeks ago? I don’t think I did. I took this beat up, decrepit old wooden bucket that was on the side of our house. And turned it into this. …and now it’s completely thriving. The poetry of the earth is never dead.  ~John Keats I […]

How Do I Love Thee?

February 14, 2010

Poets Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning carried out one of the most famous romantic correspondences in literary history. They first introduced themselves by epistolary means, and fell in love even before they had met in person. In 1845,  they wrote 574 letters to each other over the course of twenty months. They secretly got married […]


July 5, 2009

We’re almost unpacked in our new house. We have pictures on a few of the walls and the boxes are down to the double digits (maybe even under 20?). Photos of the new place to come, I promise. I’m halfway through summer teaching and have gotten back into working on my book. I have a […]

2008: The Year in Homemade Goods, Part 1

December 23, 2008

This year, or at least the last six months, I’ve been a lot more crafty (craftier?). I’ve always been someone who likes to make things–pipe-cleaners and yarn were staples of my childhood. I think I got it from my mom, she was always making something: latchhook rugs, afghans, puffy fabric picture frames, strawberry jam,  clothes […]

Well Gnome

August 12, 2008

My Garden Gnome is quickly becoming an internet sensation on a par with Tia Tequila and that crazy “Leave Britney Alone!” kid. I got an email from Now Public website (full of crowd powered news tidbits) asking if they could use my Gnome photos. See them here. And leave a comment for Gnomey. You Go […]

Mary Mary Quite Contrary…

August 9, 2008

…check out how much my garden has grown! I’ve got Cayenne Peppers ripening red. I’ve been researching (aka Googling) how to cook with Cayenne Peppers and came across some interesting ideas like this. But if anyone else has some good ideas for what to do with Fresh Grown Cayenne Peppers please let me know. Here […]

One tomato, two tomato, three tomato, four!

May 18, 2008

It’s official. I now have a green thumb. Or at least a green pinky. I have at least four tomatoes growing in my garden now! I, who have never grown more than a cactus in my lifetime, have now brought vegetables to life. I can’t wait to make a salad with my new tomatoes. These […]