Kale is not only good for you, it also looks great in the garden, too. It’s an architectural vegetable, with strong defined stems and leaves and heavy contrast between tones of green and purple.


More Roses

I can’t get enough roses in the garden. Over the weekend, my 4 year old picked out this beauty at the store and I couldn’t say no. Its bright punch of color stands out in the sea of green sprouts and established plants.

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Every year I’ve looked forward to this lilac blooming. The first year we were here, it didn’t really bloom. Its base was covered with weeds and it hadn’t been cut back in years, it looked like. I gave it a severe pruning and didn’t know what it was. I figured if it survived it would be stronger for it. I was surprised the following spring when I discovered it was a lilac. It’s beautiful and smells wonderful–what more do you need?