Tag Archives: Gardening

Gardening and Country Life in Glorious Color!

I’ve labored away adding lovely images to Shenandoah Watercolors, my nonfiction book about life on our small family farm in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Given my love of gardening, this includes a strong focus on my gardens and love … Continue reading

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New Release! Plants For A Medieval Herb Garden in the British Isles

After abundant research, writing, and seemingly endless revising, my first herbal is finally available in kindle at Amazon.  I initially embarked on this undertaking last year for the workshop I gave focused on herbs and medicinal plants of the British Isles. … Continue reading

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Gardening in August–Or Not–Beth Trissel

“Gardens are a form of autobiography.”~Sydney Eddison If, by late August, a gardener is wondering how long it will be until frost arrives and tidies up the robust weeds growing in and among everything, or if she/he is thinking of … Continue reading

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August in the Garden–Beth Trissel

I’m sharing an excerpt from my nonfiction book, Shenandoah Watercolors, a 2012 Epic eBook finalist. Free in Amazon Kindle from August 19th through the 23rd. “It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.” ~Henry … Continue reading

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‘Gardening is not a rational act.’~Margaret Atwood–Beth Trissel

Given our most trying weather of late, I agree with that sentiment, but will never give up. I just reassess.  The picture of me on the right of this blog was taken beneath our lovely apricot tree that fell during … Continue reading

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June In Our Garden–Beth Trissel

June Excerpts from my nonfiction book,  Shenandoah Watercolors, a 2012 EPIC eBook Awards Finalist.  Images of the garden by daughter Elise.  This photograph is of our double-flowered apricot hollyhocks. This year I shall try to remember to save seed. “It’s … Continue reading

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Finding Gold in Herbal Lore–Calendula

In late May–June, calendula flowers wink cheerily in the herb and perennial border that stretches along the road like a colorful island in  a grassy sea.  The plants prefer cooler sunny weather so fall off during the hot summer months … Continue reading

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