Lava Homestead Update

December 5, 2009

  I’ve thought of the succulents and snapdragons that are all over this acre as really nothing more than weeds. Why? Because I didn’t plant them, they sprout up unbidden, then grow without anyone’s help, and they aren’t something I can eat. But I realized just how much they add to my landscape when I […]

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May Day/Lei Day!

May 3, 2009

click here for larger image LEHUA BLOSSOMS ON OHIA TREE   What do you think of when May 1 comes along? The Lehua blossoms on the Ohia tree above are one sure sign that we are on the verge of summer. By May 1, the trees are loaded with red blooms and more are opening […]

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Various Projects on the “Farm”

April 18, 2009

click here for larger image ORIGINAL LOCATION OF SIDE PATH   Relocating rocks can be either hard labor, or you can look at it as good exercise! I choose to think of it as a way to get in my weight lifting. This weekend, I put on my heavy duty garden gloves and started creating […]

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A Spring Day – Easter!

April 11, 2009

click here for larger image SNOW IN BOISE   When Spring looks like the photo above, any little sign of growth is so very welcome. This is Inga’s front yard (my daughter in Idaho), taken when she was suffering from a bad case of Spring Fever this year! click here for larger image BOISE SNOW […]

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A Week of Surprises

February 21, 2009

click here for larger image PATIO THIS NEW YEAR’S DAY   The Hawai`ian Spring comes sooner than in most parts of the country. Still, I am always a little surprised when something actually starts to grow and bloom. This past week I’ve been weeding, planting, while ignoring a few of my older starts. What a […]

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February 13, 2009

WAIMEA STRAWBERRIES   Today’s post is devoted to RED, the color for Valentine’s Day. Wear RED – and make a statement for women’s heart health. Don’t forget to give your sweetie a gift card from Amazon! There are all sorts of garden tools, books, and chocolates available – whatever s/he might want. Check out the […]

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