I'm daughter to Lissie, sister to Jess, wife to Brien, mom to Hannah, Lily and Eleanor. I am a stay at home mom to my girls, and my free time is dedicated to gardening (I confess I'm still a novice and look to Lissie and Jess for advice), baking and cooking, and card making. I'm doing my part to make the earth a bit greener, trying hard to avoid processed foods and HFCS, and find the "slow food" movement intriguing and inspiring. I love visits to my local farmers' market, fresh produce, reading, getting out in nature, and spending time with my family.


Catholic, homeschooler, lover of books and great wine and an amateur gardening addict.


I'm Melissa aka "Lissie", mother of Rachael and Jessica, and grandmother to a passel of the sweetest children on the planet. I'm a semi-retired public educator and professor who works from home for a small publisher. I am a lover of all things beautiful ... flowers, the mountains, nature scenes, the innocent faces of children, and my rock and fossil collection, to name a few. I enjoy shopping at the farmers' market for fresh foods and then experimenting with new recipes. Good food and good wine delight me. I love to travel so my suitcase is always packed. Like my daughters, I take pleasure in simple things ... clothes drying on the line, tomatoes so fresh they are still hot from the sun, good books, and interesting movies. I'd like to know everything before I die.

I've planted a lot, lot, lot in the last year. A LOT.

However there are a few plants that I am really excited to see mature and come into their own. I am fine patiently waiting a few years for them to become remarkable (let's hope we don't move any time soon!) but I will be eyeing them year after year waiting to see them in their full glory.

Westerland Rose

South Seas Daylily

Pinky Winky Hydrangea

Vitex/Chasteberry Tree

Korean Feather Grass

What are you most excited about to see mature and bloom?



Lissie said...

My new daylilies is what I am most eager to see. However, I planted a bunch of hostas last year and I am excited to see them coming up.


Rach said...

I'm looking forward to my Pinky Winkys, new daylilies and Blue Chips maturing. :o)

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