My name is Ellen.

Welcome to my blog!

“You live and learn.” My father’s favorite saying to me while I was growing up.

Delicate, arching stems of an asparagus fern found a home in a macrame hanger in my college apartment kitchen. I watered it, misted it and observed its growth. Every day I checked on its well-being. Eventually it turned yellow and died. After killing a lot of house plants I came to the conclusion that my father was right.

That was the beginning of my gardening life.

All these years later I am still gardening. I have learned a great deal and know I still have much more to learn as gardening is a journey. I have lived and gardened in the Midwest, Southwest, Northeast and now North Carolina gardening zone 7a.

Playing in the dirt is therapy for me. The garden is my happy place; a place to live in the moment noticing things that bring me joy and give me a sense of calm.

All the photographs in my blog are my own; they give me inspiration for writing topics.

Please join me on my journey as I venture into the garden.

I welcome you to read my posts, ask questions and leave comments.