Ever since I was a little girl, living here in the Southern States, I have been surrounded by Sweet Gum Trees. I remember when I was in grade school there was a very large and magnificent Sweet Gum Tree on our playground. It had knarly roots protruding from the ground that I use to sit … Continue reading Sweet Gum & Witch Balls
My apologies for being away so long, I was planning a wedding in the woods. 🙂 Finally, after nearly 13 wonderful years together , I have married my soulmate, Tony Burke. We had a beautiful wedding at one of our favorite places, Chewalla Lake State Park in the heart of The Holly Springs National Forest. … Continue reading A Woodland Wedding
Soil is a complex living organism teaming with life and nutrients. It is so important to the life of a plant, that most organic gardeners consider gardening to be as much about growing their soil, as they do about growing their plants.
This beautiful, and mysterious tree is surrounded by myth, superstition, folklore and magic. The tales told about the Hawthorn are as numerous as the folk names it has been given.