Bears & Succulents

Did you know leaves and flowers form the largest, most dependable portion of the black bear’s annual diet? They seek tender plant parts with nutrients in a digestible, fluid form. In spring, many young plants fit that description. Early foods are catkins (flowers) of aspen, willow, hazel, and alder. Emerging leaves, grass, and small plants…

Taking care of Air Plants

Did you know the reason why this unique plant is nicknamed “Air Plants”  because they get the majority of their nutrients from the air? Their true name is Tillandsia. Although air plants used to be a rare greenery, these hardy plants have become popular in the past couple years, so you can find them at…

Self-Care Awareness Month

Did you know September is the month of Self-Care Awareness? This is the time to remind us that taking care of ourselves, first and foremost, is essential. We all tend to put others needs before our own, especially being a mother of three and a wife. Self- care is often neglected and it’s crucial that…

Growing Tomatoes

Summer has passed, but you don’t have to give up on your fresh tomatoes on the vine there is a way that you can keep them throughout the long winter days!  The plants that harvest small, cherry- or grape-sized tomatoes in large quantities usually do better indoors than larger “slicing” selections. At my  Etsy shop …

Give yourself to the Dark Side

That’s right… Go to the Dark side! In the pantheon of movie villains, few figures are as daunting or unforgettable as Darth Vader.  I remember as a child watching Star Wars with my dad and loving the plots and twists of each movie. Today, I still enjoy watching the movies with my hubby and kids. …