Grammieknows is what my darling little ones tell everyone, whenever I answer a question for them.
Sometimes the answers are true and other times they are a story that makes absolutely no sense, but has them laughing in the aisles. My propensity for telling tales has earned me the moniker of being a know it all.....So I guess the nickname Grammieknows fits pretty good.
|Trilliums 2016 from Grammie Olivia's Garden.|
What Grammie does Know is, that gardening is a balm for the soul and works nicely to make a body tired, so that sleep can, eventually make the body rest. Working in the garden not only makes the body tired, but it is great exercise. As we age, we need that exercise to keep us moving one step at a time. You know (and Grammieknows) if you don't use it, you'll lose it! It is so true with exercise, if you don't move those muscles, arthritis and weakness will take over.
Gardening also provides a way for you to enjoy the beauty that is all around. From the ground right up to the sky, flowers and plants make the world a more beautiful place. It doesn't stop at the ground level either. All those flowers planted in garden beds, encourage bees, butterflies, birds and small animals to gather and enjoy the work of your hands.
Finding great tools to use to make the job easier is also a lot of fun. I have my special tools that I just can't be without! Like any other craftsman, looking for new tools is a joy and I love sharing those great finds. You can see some of the tools I love in another Review This Article, I love my tools.
Being green minded, may be avante garde today, but I have been that way for a long time. I don't encourage the use of chemicals in any way, shape, or form. There are natural solutions to every problem and I try to search those out. When something works particularly well, you will find me sharing that with everyone who will listen.
Recipe for Homemade Weed Killer
Like my favorite weed killer, that is made up of Vinegar, Salt and Dawn (Blue) Dishwashing liquid. I know you want the recipe now.... So, it's one gallon White Vinegar, 2 cups of Salt, and 1/2 cup of Dawn. Always shake it up well, before applying. Put it into your sprayer or divide it up into several different spray bottles (make sure you label them) and use early in the morning(on a dry day) for your weed issues.
Gardening is such an incredible opportunity to stand on God's earth and work to make the world a better place to live, breathe, and be!
You will find me on Review This, or on my website, www.grammieknowshow.com and sometimes on Facebook posting things of interest to gardeners and those who enjoy flowers and nature at https://www.facebook.com/GrammieKnowsWeekendGardeners.
The other places where Grammie Olivia posts things of interest include Pinterest for fun and lots of interesting subjects that just tickle her funny bone. You can check out some of the interesting things Grammie Olivia finds online right there.
I love to hear from others, so use one or all of the platforms I have shared with you to drop me a line. I will answer, because after all, GrammieKnows.
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