Florida Springs in Peril

A recent visit to the Silver Glen Springs in the Ocala National Forest, left me wondering once again at the obliviousness of human beings when it comes to our environment—the environment that keeps us alive. The air we breathe, the water we drink, the land on which we build our homes and cities, and the […]

Spring Edible Plants

What a lovely walk Max and I had today! A little warm for early April, but there was a pleasant breeze and a clear blue sky. Lots of birds and butterflies. And plenty of snacks. Tasty asparagus tips (the leading ends of Smilax spp), delicious lavender dayflowers (Tradescantia ohiensis), and lemony sour wild sorrel leaves […]

Green Allies in the Garden

How sweet to enter my new garden, beautifully designed by my husband, to find my favorite green allies and native New Garden at Flying Cactus friends waiting for me in group right in the center of the growing space. We had mulched heavily at the beginning of the winter in hopes of smothering some of […]

Late Spring on the Sandhill

The spurge nettle has been blooming for weeks, biting at my ankles and stinging the dog’s nose when he chases after his favorite ball. As far as you can see across the open field are small white blossoms, looking so lovely and belying their nasty nature. During the past few weeks, the prickly pear cactus […]