Monday, May 23, 2016

Karen Anderson's Minnetonka Garden Transformation Buckthorn woods to balanced landscaping

Yesterday morning was a  idyllic Sunday and I was breathing into my taking a stand for the beauty of Nature....and called my friend Karen, who since 2002 has allowed me to contribute to what she remembered yesterday as we walked "A lot of where we are standing today was a buckthorn grove back then.  Many of these plants, pulmonaria, ligularia, are the babies of the plants we liberated removing the buckthorn."   Fun to see the Bee Safe Garden signs, as I arrived to share in a relaxed and peaceful walk. Looking north with my automatic lights of my green pony with the yellow bee sign. Still sweet smelling lilacs here at the end of May in Minnesota.  
South looking from the driveway, where Karen remembers mostly buckthorn between the trees 10 -14 years back.  Fun to see the many colors, especially the pink-purple Japanese primroses....

Another view south with the pink and yellow of the flowers with the trees where there was once a lot of buckthorn. 
Steps down in front of to the east of Karen and Eric's home.   Still some purple from the heart leaved red bud down below.  

Monday, April 25, 2016

Seedings for Flower And Vegies Getting Ready for mid May Planting!

 I have over 15 flat with seedlings ready for garden and pot planting in mid May.   Please contact me about what you want to plant this year.
Some of the variety of heirlooms, cherry and slicing types to choose from

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Garden Planning - Choose Heirloom Veggie and flower options for spring 2016

 Consider Rainbow Swiss Chard and Russian Kale, for salads this summer.  As well as choices below. 
 Heirloom red slicer "full flavor'  with a regional heirloom from ND, shiny 5- 7 oz slicer. 

 Heirloom cherry tomatoes, yellow lemon drops and red figs

Add color and keep pests away with colorful marigolds.  Add color to salads and juicing with beets.

 Healthy fennel for a mind licorice flavor and digestive health, with curly kale as an added green

 Early producer, like candy, favorite for some of the  , along with a sweet pepper that is green prior to turning yellow later in the Minnesota Season

Asian variety of eggplant, up to 12-18" fruits, and sweet red pepper

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Healing Power of Touch - Embodied Self Awareness and Rosen Method Trauma Recovery Integration

 From the December 2015 - January 2016 AARP Magazine - David Linden is an author of several popular books on the science of touch and healing, including Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart, and Mind. 2015 - P 41
P 40 
 P 42 Hebrew Home Riverdale NY and overview of the skin as our largest sensory organ.
 p 43 'Seeing's Believing...but Feeling's the Truth" 18th Century physician Thomas Fuller
P 44
P 45 Summary of Touch in Well Being of elders, and the role of oxytocin.