Calendula, The Garden’s Weatherman

Calendula is a flower that has been used ornamentally, culinarily, and medicinally since ancient times. Now, it is important to note that I am talking about Calendula officinalis, not Tagetes, which is in the same plant family. Tagetes can be toxic, so make sure…

When Full Sun Doesn’t Mean MY Full Sun

I find myself feeling hopeful today. Nothing is really different. School is back in session, so the kids and I are still flailing around trying to get into some kind of rhythm that works. The house is still a mess, even though I have…