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Art and Gardening

Sketch and watercolor to know your hidden garden. To know a plant is more than delving into its scientific aspects.  Sketching in the garden allows for knowing a plant on a more personal level, better even than taking a picture with a camera.  
     As has been said, "I sketch what I want to remember, but photograph what will be forgotten."  For centuries, gardeners have found that watercolor painting has led them ever deeper into the beauty and mystery of their backyard retreats.  What, never sketched in the garden before? 
 Beginners, watch this short video 

1960s California hippy maintains inspirational nature photography "Nature’s beauty can be easily missed -- but not through Louie Schwartzberg’s lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk David Steindl-Rast,
serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day."  Watch short video . .  


 


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Miss Gardening? Grow Green Beans Indoors This Winter

 

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For gardeners who just can’t stand to keep their hands out of the soil for any length of time, growing food indoors in containers can be a great pastime during the winter months.

 

Green beans are a relatively quick-growing vegetable that can be grown inside your home and also look quite beautiful, as well.

 

Plants that you are growing indoors can be started any time of the year, but you still need to remember that they have certain environmental requirements. Green beans need plenty of light, so you will need to place them in a part of your home where they can get a minimum of six hours of sunlight each day. Alternatively, grow lights can work if you do not have a window that gets enough sun.