christmas

I Have Faith

– Posted in: Miscellaneous
Leonardo da Vinci, The Virgin of the Rocks - Angel detail

Republishing this post from last Christmas Eve. To be a gardener, you must have faith.  You must believe you can coax life to bend to your will.  You are a god. This is a spiritual time of year, and a time to renew faith in God.  Whether a personal god, the pagan gods, or a [...]

How to Make a Succulent Wreath

– Posted in: Succulents
1Wreath

  To make a succulent wreath, you'll need about 100 cuttings, a wire wreath form, 24-gauge florist's wire, a chopstick or ballpoint pen for poking holes, and a bag of sphagnum moss. The form, moss and wire are available at any crafts store. You don't need soil; the cuttings will root right into the moss. [...]

December Calendar Photos

– Posted in: Garden Photography
Red tassles on blue spruce tree at christmas

December is now the most commonly requested calendar photo by my various publishers.  This is because many calendars now include 13 months, adding December of the year it is sold to the 12 months of the upcoming year. So, for my posting here, I thought it might be fun to show the variety of photos [...]