Category Archives: Conscious nature collaboration

Making maple syrup

I love maple syrup.  Living in the mountains of western North Carolina, I see lots of red maple trees but have yet to find a group of sugar maple trees.  I always  “knew” that sugar maple sap is the ingredient … Continue reading

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Asking for help to cut down tree

A black locust tree — which a few years ago was a small sapling and was now a nearly twenty-foot tall tree — needed to come down.  I had confirmed this decision with the Deva of the Garden.  Since the … Continue reading

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A gift of Jerusalem artichokes

It may not look like much at the moment . . . and . . . this is the new Jerusalem artichoke bed.  A friend gifted me with some surplus and, after checking with the Deva of the Garden about … Continue reading

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Creating a hoop house (eventually)

I want to have fresh greens during the winter season without having to go outside to cover a lot of vegetable beds (in the bitter cold and wind) prior to bad weather setting in . . . and then going … Continue reading

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Creating new bed with nature

There’s an area of grass that I’ve been wanting to convert to some more beds.  I finally started turning over the soil and removing the grass this summer.  Next, I opened a coning with the Deva of the Gardens and … Continue reading

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Fraser magnolia

Last year I received information during a nature coning to plant a fraser magnolia (Magnolia fraseri) in a new space on the property.  Here’s a view of that small tree when I first transplanted it to the new “shade garden.” … Continue reading

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Beautiful bountiful boneset

Back in April, the boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) patch looked really lush.  Recently, the boneset has been putting up flower heads: Today, after checking in with the deva of the boneset, I began harvesting some of the lower leaves before they … Continue reading

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Time to plant the peas

I’ve been eager to get this year’s vegetable garden started — ever since we had a small “heat wave” in February.  Finally, I made time to connect with the non-physical elements of my garden (especially the Deva of the Vegetable … Continue reading

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Saving tomato seeds

I’m a seed saver.  This morning I began cutting this lovely tomato (rescued from bitter cold a few weeks ago and ripened in the house) when I realized it had a lot of seed I might want to save.  I … Continue reading

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Snow????

I awoke this morning to unexpected (by me) snow.  At least two inches deep.  Probably more came down and, since the ground is still warm, a lot melted before I awoke to the falling white magic.  Yesterday afternoon I checked … Continue reading

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