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Month: October 2017

How to Hardwire Your Brain for Happiness

How to Hardwire Your Brain for Happiness

It’s easy to find contentment with life in October. This time of year is like a custom order for happiness. I like the cooler, drier days of October. The sun gets up later each day.  Every morning I rise before the sun,giving me a chance for a moral victory. I wash my face, brush my teeth, make the bed, pour the first delicious cup of hot coffee. I appreciate my own industriousness and good cheer. So far today, all goes…

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How to Grow Amazing Japanese Anemone in the Fall Shade Garden

How to Grow Amazing Japanese Anemone in the Fall Shade Garden

These days when we wonder if the craziness exists in the mind of a long gunman or our civilization, it’s good to ponder the wonder of the Japanese Anemone. So far fall here at Bee Cottage is a dud. The falling leaves are dry, brown, desiccated. We’ve had no significant rain since early July. September was the sixth driest month on record. Despite the drought, the Japanese Anemone bloom prolifically. These lovely Anemone came to my garden by accident. When…

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