This is my second year keeping bees. Every day shows me that there is a lot more to learn. The bees are good teachers, but sometimes it's hard to interpret the lessons! For that you need a couple of experts who can tell you what to expect and answer your questions.
These green and black figs will never ripen, but don't give up--with this recipe for candied figs, you can still enjoy them during the long winter months
Did you know passion fruit vines can grow outside in Pennsylvania? I didn't! My friend Chuck could have told me about his hardy passion fruit vines--but he didn't know they were passionfruit!
Since the autumn, I've had three big pumpkins decorating the bench in my foyer. I grew them in my garden last summer from seeds that Jo LaRocca collected on one of her food and gardening adventure trips to Mexico. Today I decided to cut one open to make pumpkin soufflé. I was inspired partly by these …
I was pretty excited to come home and see one of my saffron crocuses blooming last week! These flowers were a gift from a friend, Mary Dyer, who then lived in Charlottesville. She gave these flower bulbs to me--a Spaniard living in Pittsburgh--and then she moved from Charlottesville to Madrid! The world is full of strange …
These photos capture my garden in summer, a busy season of new discoveries, new questions, and new rewards.
Counterintuitively, harsh pruning of coffee trees keeps them strong and blooming. Gardening is not for sissies. 😉