Press Release from the Black Cohosh: “The report of my death was an exaggeration”

It was reported recently on this blog that I “never grew” or, alternatively that I produced “one small leaf or shoot . . . not memorable enough to photograph.” I am here to correct this vicious attack on my character.  As you can see, I 

Plea of the Ruby Spice Clethra . . . “I’m Not Dead Yet!”

Know any funny stories about gardening? No? I didn’t either until this weekend. Gardening seems a sort of meditative, serious type of practice but I have found there is a lot of humor in it too. Take for example, my recent experience with the Ruby 

Spring Cleaning Rituals

The theme this month is “spring cleaning with a design twist.” So far, I have focused primarily on the “design” aspect. What about the “spring cleaning” aspect? Ugh! Who really does spring cleaning any more? Who has time? Who has the energy? Realistically, “spring cleaning” 

Ruly Humor: Making Peace with the Office Fridge

There are few issues in a business office that involve as many politics as the shared office refrigerator.  Naturally, we treat lunches and snacks very personally and when we leave our food somewhere for safekeeping, we want to find it safe and fresh when we 

Ruly Humor: “Messy Room” & October Recap

Messy Room Whosever room this is should be ashamed! His underwear is hanging on the lamp. His raincoat is there in the overstuffed chair, And the chair is becoming quite mucky and damp. His workbook is wedged in the window, His sweater’s been thrown on