Garden

Garden in the Sky-Book Excerpt

  Today I’m sharing another excerpt from Seed Savers-Treasure. This is the scene where Clare and Dante first see Gruff’s balcony. In the end, they eat flowers. Can you guess what flower it is? He led them out of the kitchen and back through the main room, then disappeared behind some curtains to a sliding […]

How Does Your Garden Grow?

We’re nearing the end of July and it’s time for the midsummer garden clean-up. I finally pulled out the peas, making room for other plants still in pots or for later plantings… The first round of raspberries is finished (mine produce twice a year), and I’ve finished picking clean two of my three blueberry bushes. […]

My Favorite Time of Year on the Farm

Yesterday I went out to the farm where I grew up. I go most every Sunday to visit Mom and Dad. In the summer, I also go to visit the farm. Or more accurately, to graze. I started at the raspberries, but since I have so many of my own at home I just plucked […]

Master Gardener Review of Seed Savers-Treasure

Because I’m celebrating the reissue of Seed Savers–Treasure this week, today I’m reposting a review from 2016. The edition reviewed here did not have the new resource back matter, but the story is still the same. Seed Savers: Treasure (Book 1) is a work of fiction, written for age 9 through young adult readers. The subject […]

Seed Savers-Treasure Release Date: June 11

I’m so excited! The release date for Treasure is one week away . . . June 11. But, wait, isn’t Treasure the first book in the Seed Savers series? Yes, it is. All of the Seed Savers books are being polished up with new covers and new back matter and being relaunched with Flying Books […]

Order Your Banned Book Today

I woke up this morning reflecting on the PBS special last night,  The Great American Read. I was surprised at some of the books on the “banned books” list. Most notably, I was surprised about The Giver by Lois Lowry. I’ll admit, I did not read The Giver as a child; I was well into adulthood […]

A Story of Tomatoes

I live in town. My garden consists of a six-foot strip of soil along the fence that separates us from our neighbors. Which is to say that I cannot plant whatever my little heart desires. I have to make hard choices. For some reason I also delight in trying new varieties of tomatoes. Now it […]