Monthly Archives— August, 2014

Tasty Cucumber Salad

Simple Side a Snap to Prepare Once our cucumbers start coming in, we find ourselves inundated before we know it. Hence, I am always looking for new things to do with them. We love them raw in salads or sliced thin to add crunch to a sandwich. I’ve even added them to veggie smoothies! But… Continue reading →

  • Words by Andrea Leigh Ptak
  • August 17, 2014

It’s Time to Make Lavender Wands!

Bring Color and Natural Fragrance to Your Home When the bees take over my lavender plants, I know the blossoms are ready to harvest for drying. I wait as long as I can, so the bees can have their fill of pollen. My lavender attracts a variety of pollinators: honeybees, three different bumbles, sweat bees, and a… Continue reading →

  • Words by Andrea Leigh Ptak
  • August 4, 2014

Create Garden Art from Giant Leaves

Casting Everlasting Garden Memories     by Guest Blogger Dominic Diaz In a gardener’s world, the work is never done. And most of the “leg work” takes place at a time when non-horticulturally inclined folks would least expect it—in the dead of winter! It’s during this time—when we are cooped up in the comforts of… Continue reading →

  • Words by Guest Blogger
  • August 2, 2014
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