I can write and talk about plants, rocks, dirt, photography, landscaping and other things outdoors until I bore people to tears. Luckily, squirrels are willing to listen to inane prattle, so long as you have a large supply of sunflower seeds.

I’ve spent a lot of time learning about the plants I put in my yard, soil types and how to improve them, landscaping techniques and ways to get around using a lot of expensive equipment to accomplish what I want to do.  I work within a budget that would make the HGTV or DIY hosts throw in their shiny trowel and walk away in disgust. I try to find my materials locally or re-purpose household items. I start plants from seed and bare root stock, harvest seed to replant annuals and employ gardening methods that conserve resources.

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I’ve usually got multiple projects going at the same time and they often evolve, seemingly on their own into something very different from what I had originally envisioned. But that’s rarely a bad thing.

I’m not a master gardener by any stretch of the imagination. I’m a 40 something mom with a huge yard, 70 acres of woods and fields around me and a digital camera. My home is right in the middle of the Missouri Ozarks foothills I’m fortunate to live in such a gorgeous part of the country. There are plenty of waterways here, caves, forests and hundreds of trails and parks to explore.

-PS Edited today because we DID move, going on 3 years ago now. I’m currently stuck in the house because it’s 40 something degrees and raining. Also, can’t go anywhere or do anything outside of the house because Corona Virus. Stay healthy and safe folks. Go spend time in your yards and gardens. 🙂

-Updated April 2020

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