Spring

Spring Garden Guide

by Seasonal Wisdom on March 10, 2014

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Spring is right around the corner.  I know it’s hard to believe in some parts of the country. But it’s not too soon to start sowing seeds for spring and summer food harvests … or at least, thinking about what you might want to plant when the soil finally thaws.

To get your garden off to a great start, here is a mini Spring Garden Guide with some of Seasonal Wisdom’s favorite resources. It’s illustrated with photos from the inspiring 2014 Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle. Come take a peek. Read the full article →

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Chinese Solar Calendar: A Traditional Way of Looking At Time

by Seasonal Wisdom on December 26, 2012

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Contributor: As another New Year begins, it’s interesting to consider the traditional Chinese solar calendar, which featured 24 mini-seasons closely tied to what was happening in the natural world.  These 24 solar terms helped farmers remember their way through nature’s growing cycles.

This sounded like a topic we had to explore further at Seasonal Wisdom, so we asked Ann Bingley Gallops of NY-based Open Spaces Feng Shui to provide a quick overview of these fascinating 24 solar terms that make up the Chinese solar calendar.  It’s little wonder why these nature-oriented calendar terms still ring true to us today. Come take a peek.  All photos  courtesy of Jeriff Cheng on Flickr. Read the full article →

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Spring Feng Shui Advice for Your Home

April 10, 2012
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Contributor: Learn how to jump-start your spring with these expert Feng Shui tips by NYC-based consultant Ann Bingley Gallops of Open Spaces Feng Shui. You may remember Ann’s excellent winter feng shui tips last year. Now — just in time for spring — Ann provides spring Feng Shui advice to get your season off to a great […]

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Easter – Celebrating Life’s New Beginnings

April 1, 2012
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Easter has long celebrated the rebirth of nature, as Spring splashes her seeds and flower buds around the garden at this time. Seasonal Wisdom takes a look at Easter folklore over the centuries, as well as vintage Easter cards from Riptheskull on Flickr.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 16, 2012
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Enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 with these fun historical facts, gardening tips and old vintage greeting cards that reveal a bit about this popular Irish holiday. Come take a peek…

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Garden Tips from The Past

March 11, 2012
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This is the time of year when even city folks start to dream of a little garden of their own. After the winter months, these warmer days have long inspired weather proverbs, poems and superstitions, as you’ll see from these old garden tips from long ago.

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Valentine’s Day Guide

February 13, 2012
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Happy Valentine’s Day! From fun folklore to holiday food ideas, here are some great last-minute resources to make your Valentine’s Day special — all illustrated with vintage valentines from Riptheskull on Flickr.

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Spring Equinox Facts

March 20, 2010
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Looking Back: Spring began officially in the Northern Hemisphere with the spring equinox today. From this point forward, the days will grow longer than the nights until the summer solstice on June 21.

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Strange Easter Facts

April 12, 2009
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Since the earliest times, spring and the renewal of life after winter have been celebrated around Easter. Most people know Easter as a Christian holiday that marks the resurrection of Jesus. But here are Easter facts you might not know:

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Are You Fooling? It’s April!

April 1, 2009

“Hail April, the Medea of the year, That makest all things young and fresh appear.” R. Chambers, The Book of Days, 1866 It’s the first day of April. Each day, spring grows stronger in its fight against winter. And our gardens start to look especially lovely after months of gray, dreary days. The colorful bulb […]

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