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Wassail and its History
One of the customs in the Christmas season is drinking wassail. This has a long and rich history.
Early Christmas Tree History
The use of Christmas trees is an ancient one. It dates back to ancient times
History of Christmas Tree in Europe and England
The origins of the modern Christmas tree began during the 16th century.
Holly in Britain
English holly plays an important role in Christmas decorations in Britain.
Holly and Ivy
There is a rich folk lore concerning the safe use and disposal of ivy and its rivalry with ivy.
Additional Quilting Books Gardeners will Love
The following quilt books are part of the American Quilter's Society's series, called Love to Quilt. Many of these feature quilts with garden-related themes that will appeal to gardeners.
A Review of the 2013 Gardening Season
Now that the 2013 gardening season is behind us, I will remember it as one of the wettest on record for western North Carolina. All in all, things weren't ideal. Yet, I enjoyed months of reliable color and beauty.
2013 Garden Wrap-Up
The garden is pretty much cleaned up, and the spring bulbs are plants. I'm almost ready for winter.
Quilting Books for Gardeners
Gardeners who quilt will be thrilled with the new Love to Quilt series from American Quilter's Society. The series includes 24 booklets, many of which feature garden themes.
2014 Almanacs and Calendars for Gardeners
Beat the holiday rush and shop early for those almanacs and calendars. These make great gifts for gardeners. Keep extras around for hostess gifts during the holiday season.
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