Tag: sprout

winter windowsill garden

When I was a little girl, I remember my mom taking carrots, cutting off the tops, and placing them in an aluminum pie pan near a window sill.  After a few weeks, green shoots would appear at the top then the lacy leaves would… Continue Reading “winter windowsill garden”

lessons learned: transplanting the seedlings

The fall seedlings have begun to sprout, and soon it will be time for thinning and replanting.  I will admit, it pains me to thin out the extras to make room for better growth, and so I try to save as many as I… Continue Reading “lessons learned: transplanting the seedlings”

nature’s images of hope

Hope doesn’t have to come in the form of a miracle to fill us with wonder and faith.  ~cameron

lessons learned: what thinning plants can teach us about patience

Adopt the pace of nature:  her secret is patience.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson   One night last week after studying for tests and recounting the day’s “learning opportunities,” I headed outside while my daughter got ready for bed.  In spite of Evening knocking at the… Continue Reading “lessons learned: what thinning plants can teach us about patience”