100 Word Challenge: Dirt

100 Word Challenge: Dirt

I had to get down and dirty yesterday… it was time to refurbish my raised planters. The planters had been sorely neglected whilst my bum knee was making my life in general difficult and my gardening, specifically, impossible. The vines and pine needles had taken over and I feared the planters were a lost cause. [...]

Spring planting

Spring planting

It’s already the middle of February, and in Florida that’s typical spring planting season. There are still a few sub-freezing nights forecasted, so I can’t get started on my garden just yet. I’m behind in prep work. I have to weed my planters, buy my starter plants, but even before that I have to decide [...]

Planting season

February is planting season in Florida. By the end of the month, overnight winter freezes are over and it's safe to break ground. This Sunday's forecast calls for low temps in the hi-20s, but within a week, nights are expected to be a balmy 55F. Bags of top soil and mulch are stacked head-high on [...]

Daughter earth

Carol laid out the dress on her daughter’s bed. A creamy, white satin monstrosity with a crinoline petticoat and delicate, pink smocking on the bodice. More appropriate for a toddler, and not a 9-year-old, she knew Cami, her whirlwind of a tomboy, would balk merely at the words, “petticoat,” and “crinoline.” Since Cami had showered [...]