A honey bee drinks nectar from the blue flower or a borage plant.

Garden Secrets – Planting for Pollinators

There are two places where secrets should never be kept -- the kitchen and the garden. So in the spirit of “what happens in the garden, doesn’t stay in the garden,” I want to share how kindness has been a key ingredient for my vegetable patch.

Flowers hang from a Golden Chain Tree in the morning sun with rainbow flare below them.

A Kindness Buzz May Letter

Rainbows often burst on the scene like magical gloom chasers. I’m so grateful for those moments, but it doesn’t mean I have to sit patiently under dark skies and wait. We can each choose to be “the rainbow in someone else’s cloud” as the great Maya Angelou wrote. I hope this letter gives you inspiration to be the ray of sunlight that pops out a rainbow slide for someone in your life.

Field of Texas Bluebonnets

On Kindness and Texas Bluebonnets

It took just one unintentional-but-perfectly-timed Spring visit to Austin to become smitten with the royal blue wildflower waves of Texas. But was the Bluebonnet just another pretty face? I was instantly curious about the folklore of my new love.