Garden

My Guest Appearance on the Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Radio Show

Earlier this month I had the wonderful opportunity to be interviewed by Joey and Holly Baird of the Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Radio Show. To hear the interview (and so much more) go here. I am in segment three. These are the questions they asked: 1. This is the first time we’ve interviewed a fiction writer, […]

A Story of Squash (Zucchini, that is)

As most of you know who follow my blog, I have only a tiny backyard garden. But sometimes I grow things in my parent’s garden. They are farmers.  It seems the spaghetti squash seeds I planted out there were both spaghetti squash and zucchini! So I am the proud owner of a very prolific zucchini […]

Summer Busy-ness

Oh dear, a look at the date and I see it’s been three weeks since I’ve posted! Honestly, I write a post in my head weekly, sometimes daily; I even take the photos! But then I never get to it. I’m a morning person. For the last month we’ve had hot, sunny weather. By the […]

How Does Your Garden Grow Garden Update June 2020

I snapped a few shots of my garden last week and I’m sure it’s gone ahead and kept on growing, but here’s how it looked then. How is your garden growing? And now a peek at mine… The cabbage is doing very well, heading up earlier than usual. I read an article saying cabbage really […]

Anniversary & July 4th Celebration Sale

Woohoo! Today is the one year anniversary of the debut of Seed Savers-Unbroken, fifth and final book in the award-winning Seed Savers series. Seed Savers is a futuristic scifi series for ages 10 and up set in the United States at a time when gardening is illegal and most people don’t know about “real food.” […]

The Every Now & Then Update Post

So it’s June. My birthday month. I’ve had a lot of them. But this June is vastly different from all the others. First, the pandemic has kept many of us from our jobs. Shopping is not the same. Church isn’t in person. The sound of a person coughing sends chills down our spines. And now, […]

12 Suggestions for First Gardens

Are you new to gardening? Here are my suggestions if you are planting a garden for the first time. Always use planting recommendations for your local area. Instant Gratification: Radishes. Radishes can germinate in as little as 3 or 4 days! A sense of accomplishment: Tomatoes. Tomatoes are so easy to start from seed and […]

Gardening Around the Edges

Today is the 50th Earth Day! Although most of us can’t go out in nature to appreciate our planet this year, we can go out and garden. Even if it’s just containers on your balcony or herbs in your window. As most of you know, I live on a lot and a half in a […]

Book Discussion Questions for Seed Savers-Lily!

Recently I posted discussion questions for Seed Savers-Treasure.Today I am adding questions for the second book in the series, Seed Savers-Lily. The questions can be downloaded by the link at the bottom and are also available under Resources on the publisher website here. I hope you enjoy reading Seed Savers-Lily, a story set in a […]

And Yet Another Tomato Blog Post

Tomatoes are amazing. Or rather, tomato seeds are amazing. (Don’t get me wrong, tomatoes are amazing too.) I just finished replanting my pepper plant seeds (a lot of the hot peppers failed to germinate), but when I checked my tomatoes–every pot had someone in it. Amazing. It’s amazing because none of the seed was new. […]