Gardens & Ecology

Flower Therapy

Homemade bouquets are my go to gift for last minute events, almost forgotten birthdays and, of course, mother's day. A thoughtfully arranged flowers from a garden or farm is sometimes the perfect gift for someone in grief or a just because offering. Today I made a few bouquets and wanted to share them here. First… Continue reading Flower Therapy

Crafts

Shop Update : botanical stationary back in stock

Lately so many dreams have been coming true and one of those dreams was to open a etsy shop in conjunction with this blog. With time I know that both will evolve as my interests change & as life allows. At this moment my etsy store is dedicated to floral print designs, zines & botanical… Continue reading Shop Update : botanical stationary back in stock

Gardens & Ecology · Herbalism

Hawthorn :: and other medicine for the Heart <3

All my fellow herbalists residing in the northern hemisphere are surely enjoying the abundance of flowers and herbs this time of year (spring). Personally I've been up in Oregon visiting family, going on walks around my mom's favorite trails of her childhood. On any walk I always take along a cloth bag and trimming scissors… Continue reading Hawthorn :: and other medicine for the Heart ❤

Gardens & Ecology · Herbalism

Herb Gardening — growing a backyard apothecary

Calendula plants & valerian growing in filtered light of the front yard. I'm "home" - in the suburban Californian landscape of my childhood. Being here again, after a couple years away, has fueled a desire to reconnect with this land and get started on gardening projects right away. In my garden in Argentina I usually… Continue reading Herb Gardening — growing a backyard apothecary

Gardens & Ecology

Fall Garden Journal :: harvesting beans & grains

March, April & May are the months of harvests here in Argentina. Here it is fall. The nut trees have ripened and so have many grains in the garden. This year we had a good second year with corn and also experimented growing amaranth and beans. The first year growing any grain is usually mainly… Continue reading Fall Garden Journal :: harvesting beans & grains

Gardens & Ecology

Common Pollinators :: the life cycle of Bumble Bees

Summer flowers are blooming their last colorful flowers and I am so impressed with how well the zinnias did this season, despite having planted them so late. And also impressed with all the pollinators they attract especially larger insects like these bumble bees. I will certainly be planting more zinnias (both wild & garden variety)… Continue reading Common Pollinators :: the life cycle of Bumble Bees