Cypress Dome Gnome Home

Tall cypress knees make the frame for this “fairy house” and two pecky cypress boards are the foundation.  

Excellent Potting Soil

Here is my new, favorite growing medium: Hydro Fiber Foliage Mix (HFFM) made by Jolly Gardener. I grow flowers and vegetable in the ground and in pots. But this year I am using a new soil-less growing medium that is a blend of Canadian peat, pine bark, perlite, and hydrofiber. This fiber is specially processed…

Cypress Knee Fairy House

The arches in this cypress knee look just like an entryway to an imaginary woodland. So I embellished it to complete the scene.

Chili Chicken Corn Cheese Casserole

An abundance of ‘New Mex Big Jim’ peppers motivated me to make this casserole. The original recipe is called Chicken Poblano Casserole but there is so much more to it. This is one of those dishes that takes hours to make and only minutes to eat. The eleven layers combine to make a savory, sweet,…