Prompted again by another “Grow Write Guild” post, I am writing about the transition that occurs in the garden during the fall. It is such a beautiful time of year that builds in color, fans its vibrant wings, and flies by almost too quickly to experience its magnitude. Fall. Even the word itself suggests movement, […]
For us, Labor Day was exactly what the holiday sounds like: a day of actual labor and hard work. I hope yours was much more relaxing; although, working hard is rewarding and satisfying in its own rite. Today’s post might contain a lot more photos than usual, but posting them gives proof that gardening, harvesting, […]
Pink… What words come to mind, when you see this color or hear its name? What associations, emotions, pictures, people? I see beautiful sunsets, gorgeous azalea blooms from my home state of Florida, Sunday dresses, spring ties, sprinkled cupcakes, seersucker suits, brightly colored parrots, a singer by this name, ripe strawberries, and, of course, flamingos. […]
I just got back from an evening session of watering the newly planted vegetables and herbs at the garden plot. Nighttime watering is relaxing, but it is definitely a one-way conversation with your plants, since you can’t see what is happening! We are so excited about this year’s gardening plans. Still going strong in plot […]
Co-Founder and Farm Outreach and Operations Manager, Meg Caley, giving me a tour of Sprout City Farms. She, along with Jordan Gorrell, the Assistant Farm Manager, tend to this farm throughout the year. It is amazing how quickly ideas or thoughts become reality, when you solidify a decision and choose to take those first steps […]
Sprout to Spoon Dinner, a set on Flickr. Here are some photos from the recent “Sprout to Spoon” dinner, held at the Denver Green School, benefiting Sprout City Farms, Denver’s first nonprofit farm built on unused school property. This one-acre farm provides food for the school cafeteria, hands-on learning and volunteering opportunities, community supported agriculture […]
Rooted in a love of gardening and crafting cocktails from what I grow in my backyard, holly & flora is a resource for garden-to-glass drinks that are seasonally driven and culinarily influenced.