Tag: basil

Fall Is Coming

Lately the nights are cool and so are the early mornings.  It’s been a welcomed relief from the record-breaking heat we’ve had this summer.  Until I heard the geese overhead, honking as they flew in formation.  And I thought, fall is coming. It’s been several things now.  I first heard the geese several weeks ago,…

Read more Fall Is Coming

Goldfinch In The Basil

  Henry David Thoreau observed that people will travel all over the world to see the sights, but don’t even know what’s in their own backyard. I don’t have that problem.  In my post the other day, I shared the laughter of how a momma robin outsmarted me while trying to feed her babies and keep…

Read more Goldfinch In The Basil

The Bees Are Back!

I’d love to try beekeeping, but our house is very close to multiple neighbors and I’m a bit leery of having a bee hive in my backyard.  However, each year I’ve tried to make my yard as bee friendly as I can.  The bees are fun (dog #1 loves them – it entertains him for…

Read more The Bees Are Back!

Super Big Basil

In past years, I kept the basil cut way back to encourage it to keep growing.  This year though, I let is just grow and grow so that it would bring bees into the garden.  It’s gotten super big!  It’s probably about four feet tall, and so heavy it’s bent way over, nearly touching nearly the…

Read more Super Big Basil