Category Archives: water

How does this happen?

Do you ever wonder how people discover things? Why would someone cut a thin persimmon seed in half, discover kitchen utensils, and decide to  predict weather with this information? Why would someone drop a Mento candy into a diet coke? How did someone figure out that beet juice could be used as an ice melter? Was it purely by […]

Ah, Relief!

It’s amazing how a little rain and cooler temperatures (low 90’s) wake up the yard and plants.  After the grasshoppers, heat, and drought, I am thankful for anything that is blooming.  Let’s take a walk…….. This is called an Old Fashioned Petunia.  I like this version of the petunia for a variety of reasons.  The […]

I need a drink!

My little piece of the world is very hot and very, very  dry. Absolutely too hot to be in the garden. I mean, I actually want to stay in the house and that is not like me at all.  “I don’t want to stay inside,” my inner gardener whines.  “Surely there is something in the shade garden […]