Growing Purple

Long story short, there’s purple showing up in force everywhere in the garden. I picked our first purple bell pepper on Monday. There are at least six more on the plants, already all purple and getting bigger. I feel like planting twice as many next year. I can go through bell peppers like crazy when … More Growing Purple

New Blooms

It was back in May that I planted Gladiolus bulbs out front of the house with hopes of beautiful flowers filling that space. When they started to sprout their leaves, I was going out daily to count the number that had started growing, and after a few weeks, all had made their appearance. Unfortunately, with … More New Blooms

Summer Rains

This week (the last couple, actually) have brought us some really good rain. After so long in the desert it’s hard for me to argue with any rain at all. I love it. The smell, the light shows, the way the Earth rejuvenates following the storms. It also really helps the garden to take off. … More Summer Rains