Frau Zinnie

Organic gardener growing food and flowers, lovin' pollinators and birds.

Lettuce is quick to grow indoors or outdoors. Last night's trip to the grocery store quickly put into perspective how the Salinas Valley...
Muscari latifolium. It's time to order spring-blooming bulbs — one of the things I like best about fall. This year I have my eye o...
I've always wanted to try putting one of my photos on a pumpkin for Halloween. After reading this tutorial on Serious Eats for how to c...
Keep the pollinators and migrating butterflies in mind when planning next year's garden.  Monarch butterflies in particular need fall-bl...
If you are in the Glastonbury, Connecticut area next weekend, I hope you will stop by the River Bend Author Stage! It features 30 author pan...
I am feeling that August melancholy where I know fall is coming and summer is ending, and I find that I am relieved and disappointed at the ...
Recently I had the pleasure of having hosts Andrew MacPhail and Karrie Kirchner of the 'Sacred Airspace' podcast visit my front gard...
Do you only have a balcony or sunny walkway available as growing space? Micro Food Gardening provides 30 do-it-yourself (DIY) garden project...
Make time to enjoy the flowers this month by bringing blooms indoors. The best time to do this is in the morning. Dahlias, calla lilies a...
At any time of year, birds are on the lookout for tasty meals. Some songbirds actually prefer to eat berries, and will literally gobble up t...
Congrats to Katherine M. Kosiba of Colchester, Connecticut, who recently was the first recipient of the University of Connecticut Extension ...
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