Flying over Hurricane Florence inspired me to write something out of the ordinary

It's no run-of-the-mill view from a plane window. Today I flew through and then over the remnants of Hurricane Florence 9/14/18 - 9/18/18. I felt awe looking out at the clouds making their final assault on the East Coast of the US. Just south of here, dozens of people lost their lives in this hurricane.…

Forgotten herb: calendula

Weird name. Amazing herb. Close enough pronounciation "ca-len-juh-la" (how a "d" makes a "j" sound in English, I suppose it's my Connecticut accent.) Calendula is the weirdest looking seed I plant in my garden. Really, it looks like something from an alien nation. It's mildly spikey and curved, almost in an arrogant way. It grows…

Ground cherries. I did not expect so many questions.

Whoa. It's not often that I'm stunned into silence. I mean; when I first saw them at the farm stand, I thought ground cherries were cute and tasty. They fit my mission to showcase interesting and unusual farm stand finds perfectly. Plus, I could snack on them in the car during my long commute home.…

If only I read an article like this one from the Herb Society, might have avoided my worst gardening mistake ever! via Save Herb Seeds from Home Garden

42 (and a half) uses for extra herbs

When you garden, you quickly find out that your supply of herbs can overwhelm your needs. Herbs get too woody or too pungent quickly. It is best to harvest them when they are ready, even if you are not. Often, you will still have time left in the season to plant a second or third…