Forging Time Reflections, Recipes, and Gardening Pontifications

  • Forging Time to Garden

    My pots of gold in our old backyard in Golden. In 2013, my husband and I moved into a home in Golden, CO with our 15-month-old. It was a half-ac...
  • Planning the January Garden

    "The best gardener is the one who does the most gardening by the winter fire." ~ Liberty Hyde Bailey, Father of Modern Horticulture So it has ...
  • Reflecting on The December Garden

      This was a beautiful December in Durango. I spent glorious time in the snow with my family hiking, skiing and hiking some more. We also made load...
  • Indoor Winter Herb Garden: Dill

    It is cold enough outside now to be uninviting for garden chores, if not winter outdoor adventures; we took a glorious snowy walk on the Saturday...
  • Forcing Bulbs for the Winter: Ziva Paperwhites

    Ziva Paperwhites in full bloom. I cut my early professional teeth in the classroom as a science teacher, a science experiment in its own right--...
  • Planning the December Garden

    Saffron Crocus poking through the first snow. After teasing us all week with dark skies and drizzle, our first snow arrived this morning. This i...
  • Reflecting on the November Garden

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  • Forging Time for Joy

    In addition to our year-round gardening posts, there will be incremental posts about the ways in which we have forged time (to form or bring into ...
  • Forcing Bulbs: Saffron Crocus Two Ways

           About twelve-and-a-half years ago, my life became inextricably linked to a Swede, my husband, who grew up half-time in Stockholm and hal...
  • Planning for the November Garden

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  • Reflecting on the October Garden

    The October list was long with some heavy lifting, however, I had help with moving the rocks from the neighborhood kids. I let them build a "moun...
  • Forcing Bulbs for the Winter: Amaryllis

      My mom generously gifted me two amaryllis growing kits this past weekend. These will be the first in a series of bulbs I plan to "force" over th...