Far Reaching Forests

  Growing up in the forests of upstate New York, I was in awe of the graceful lines of the birch trees in winter, the heavy limbs of sprawling gnarled oaks reaching up toward the sky and the overladen apple trees in the orchard near my home. I spent many days drawing, writing and dreaming…

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Earth Day

It’s Earth Day! The one day each year where we all stop to take stock of the environment surrounding us. From the plants and animals to the air and soil, we slow down to appreciate the life sustaining forces on the planet. When you turn on the news, it can be easy to get the…

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Spring Equinox: New Beginnings

The first day of Spring is here and with it all the possibilities of a fruitful growing season! Now is the time to dust off your gardening books, pull out your seed catalogs and deep dive into garden planning. Seeds are the perfect metaphor for spring. Every seed holds within it the potential of a…

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Inspired Indoor Greenery

  Winter can feel long at times. It can be easy to begin to yearn for the greenness of plants and the vivid colors of flowers. But why wait for Spring when you can integrate a few plants into your home or office right now? Beauty with Benefits A cheerful plant in a sunny window…

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Cultivating your Inner Garden

Winter is a time to turn inward. The leaves have fallen to the ground and the last blossoms faded long ago. It is a time when we contemplate the quieter points of life and slowly await the melting of the snow and the rebirth of the landscape. Winter is also a time of seed catalogs….

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Remembering the Magic

As children, we know the world is alive and full of magic. We know without a doubt that there is life to be discovered around every corner. Each flower, leaf, and tree seems to be inhabited and reaching out. But somehow as we grow older the magic seems to fade bit by bit. There are…

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DIY Herbal Infused Honey

Golden, sweet and oh so tasty, honey is a culinary treat! Honey is a simple way to sweeten your tea, enhance flavor in a new dish, or even treat a sore throat. Many different honeys can be created by infusing them with herbs from your garden or farmer’s market. The key to infusing honey is…

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Glorious Fall Garlic

Autumn has arrived in New Mexico, and with it the end of another bountiful harvest. This is a time for gardens to be cleaned of the remnants of another successful growing season. But don’t be saddened by the end of the garden year. Instead get excited to prepare for next Spring, as Autumn is also…

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