After The Captain gifted me my first DSLR camera, I spent the first few years taking macro photos of flowers, and seemed to have a particular obsession with macro’ing their reproductive parts. A lot of my blogging catch-up will be posts like this, just images of flowers. In Charlotte, we had a beautiful local place… Read More 2007: Flowers
I’ve always loved plants; my Grandma Katie had a gloriously green thumb, and her garden was always one of my favorite places to be. When we bought our first house in South Carolina, it was in the scorching late summer of 2006, and I didn’t try to do anything in the yard until the following… Read More 2007: Gardening Novice
Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens in Belmont, NC, became one of my favorite places to go when we lived in the Carolinas. The first time I went was soon after I got my new camera, and I tried to go at least once a year. I’ve since learned so much about ornamental plants, that I can… Read More 2006, May: Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens
Hello fellow dirt lovers, One of my favorite gardening sayings is one of the simplest. “The first year they sleep, the second year they creep, the third year they leap.” I’m not sure who to attribute it to…even with a google search I came up with nothing. Does anyone know who coined this phrase? Essentially… Read More The first year they sleep…
Have you ever wondered why plants need water and sunlight? I’m sure all of us have inevitably killed a plant by not giving it water, or keeping it in the sunshine. Many of us fail to recognize that plants are ORGANISMS, because we are animal-centric organisms, being animals ourselves. But plants are living things; they… Read More Have you ever wondered?
I suppose I should come clean right out of the gate; Captain and I aren’t very “green” folks, by any stretch of the imagination, so the name of our blog shouldn’t suggest that we drive hybrid vehicles, eat exclusively raw foods, and compost religiously. I’m actually a little bit ashamed to admit that we haven’t… Read More What is the Green Grass Project?