Monday, June 29, 2009

White Sage

I'm growing White Sage this year to dry and make into Smudge bundles.
Smudging is a Native American tradition of "Clearing Negative Energy"
I'll post them when they are ready to burn~

Saturday, June 27, 2009


These Straw BEE SKEPS are Back in Stock!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Tall Bee Skeps

Tall & Extra Tall Bee Skeps are BACK in STOCK!! Yippee~

Friday, June 19, 2009

New Bath Salts~

Just finished packaging my NEW Herbal Bath Salts!
I only use Pure Essential Oils, Herbal Extracts & Organic Herbs.
They smell Heavenly!

Amber & Vanilla Bath Salts

Lavender & Mandarin Bath Salts

Calming Chamomile Bath Salts

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Morning in the Garden

Had to work at home this morning and thought I'd take a break with Spooky and see how the Gardens are doing~ (any excuse to be outside would do)

The Veggie Garden is starting to fill out~

Peonies are at their Peak!

The Valerians are Incredibly tall next to the car barn (over 6 feet) They smell Wonderful too!!

This Yellow Lupine showed up all on it's own!
Don't ya just Love Surprises :)

I can't forget Spooky's Favorite~ Catmint!
Looking Gorgeous to me & Delicious to Spooky!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Cut Flowers

Started harvesting some Flowers to dry~
These framed screens go into an Antique drying rack.
I really need one 10 times this size tho :)

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Thank-You~ to everyone that sent us positive thoughts & prayers for our Sweet Scooby.
Sadly, he passed away today and we are heartbroken.
But we are so grateful to have been blessed with such a wonderful companion~ We love him & will miss him terribly~
Thank you again, your compassion was a comfort to us and we let Scooby know how much people (strangers even) wished him well~

Monday, June 8, 2009

Tomato Leaf Soy Candles

When a wholesale customer of mine asked me to make her Tomato Leaf candles I thought that was the strangest request...but now that I've made them, I can understand~
WoW! They really smell like you just brushed up against a fresh tomato plant. I can't keep my nose out of the jar~ Of course I've been going around the shop, shoving a jar under everyone else's nose saying "can you believe it?! It smells just like a tomato plant"

Now these candles are a MUST in my Gardener's Gift Basket :)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Purple Pansies and Parsley

We found this rusty bowl-thing when we were digging for the pumpkin patch and I thought it would be a neat planter~

Here's some Purple Pansies and a Parsley plant (say that 3 times) I had bought at the grocery store way back in March. I just stuck everything in this rusty bowl and now it's our outdoor table centerpiece

Friday, June 5, 2009

Pineapple Mint & Sage

Here's the Pineapple Mint that I was talking about~ I'll be cutting & drying these plants all summer to sell this Fall

And Here's the Sage~

Gardener's Gift Basket

I had to make a Gardener's Gift basket to ship to New Jersey and thought I'd take a picture~
The Pineapple Mint that's surrounding the basket is absolutely Gorgeous this Year! These don't always do so well...

In this picture the Gardener's Gift basket is next to some blooming Sage~~ Real pretty this time of year :)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Peonies and Tinkerbells

I just went outside to set the table for supper when I noticed the Peonies in bloom~ There are Sooo many buds this year I figured I could snip a few and no one would notice :)

Here's the bouquet I just made. They go so nicely with the Tinkerbell Lilacs that are late bloomers~ The Smell is Heavenly!!!

In a few days I'll take this entire bouquet, rubber band it and hang it to dry. The Peonies are a great addition to my Cottage Garden Potpourri~


Our Sweet, Sweet, Scooby has just been diagnosed with liver failure.
We are Heartbroken but still have Hope.
Besides using traditional medicine we're also incorporating natural remedies, herbs, organic food & Lots of LOVE~