Author Archives: Joan Marie Naszady

About Joan Marie Naszady

I am a learner, a teacher, and a naturalist who enjoys being creative!

May Garden

Year two in my vegetable garden is starting with cool weather crops. The abundant rain we have had along with mild temperatures has encouraged my leafy vegetables and root crops to get rolling. Yesterday I thinned the radishes, snow peas … Continue reading

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Herbs in the Garden

Here we are, approaching the middle of spring. The days are getting longer and warmer, and the veggie seeds you planted have sprouted and are beginning to look like real plants! While you wait patiently for your garden to mature, … Continue reading

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Give a Fig

On a recent field trip for my UC CA Naturalist class, I was able to obtain several cuttings of a white fig. I rooted them in water, but after some investigating I discovered that the cool weather may be impeding … Continue reading

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A Day in My Garden

Happy Easter! Today I remembered that I hadn’t planted the first batch of seeds in my garden, which I had hoped to do a couple of weeks ago. It has rained so much lately that the soil has been too … Continue reading

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Seedlings!

Who doesn’t love planting seeds? Two weeks ago I planted the first seeds of the season, and put them in the dining room where I am fortunate to have a large south facing window. Several days later, they began to … Continue reading

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A New Adventure

Today I return to this beloved blog from a long sabbatical. I have been teaching full time again, and have become a grandmother. As if this weren’t enough to keep me occupied, I am starting a new project! The UC … Continue reading

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Along the Trail to Enderts Beach

There is an overlook along the coast south of Crescent City, California, adjacent to a trail head. This coastal trail, which is a part of Redwood National Park, leads to Enderts Beach and beyond. It is a short drive off … Continue reading

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