What is CHEZ REA?Rea is my last name, and Chez Rea is what we call our home and family. That’s French for the Rea House, and it rhymes. Say “shay ray” and you’re pronouncing it right. Thus I call my garden the CHEZ REA GARDEN.
What is A WELL WATERED GARDEN?
I've chosen this title for my garden journal because I hope that sharing what's going on in my garden would be refreshing to others who visit this site as well as to myself. Also, the title alludes to a Bible verse, Isaiah 58:11, and reminds me of how God feeds and restores my soul just like water nourishes and strengthens my garden. I want to be LIKE A WELL-WATERED GARDEN!
"The Lord will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be LIKE A WELL-WATERED GARDEN, like an ever-flowing spring."
Isaiah 58:11 (NLT©)
Author Archives: A Well Watered Garden
OK, it’s actually an old native plant that is new to me and to my neighbor who asked about it in a local gardening group: “Can anyone name this vine? It’s growing prolifically more than anything in my garden so … Continue reading
I just came back from my first trip to Door County. Although we did not go there for any garden walks or shows, my friend Danelle and I could not help but notice the beautiful gardens we saw as we … Continue reading
Everyone knows that I love tomatoes, but not everyone knows that for a long time I have been dealing with soil borne diseases on my tomato plants. Despite various preventative measures I’ve tried, this year is no different. Early blight … Continue reading
Summer has arrived at Chez Rea! That is to say that the garden has hit its stride. (That is not to say that the garden is finished and all planting is done. That NEVER happens around here, as my husband … Continue reading
We’re already into late spring, but I’m taking a short hiatus from intensive gardening to share a couple hibiscus recipes and my mid-spring What’s in Bloom photos. First, the hibiscus–and other edible flowers! What’s in Bloom in the Gardener Wife’s … Continue reading
I planted all my container vegetables this Monday, and my husband had fun posting about it. Those who are familiar with WGN’s Bozo’s Circus will understand his reference to the Grand Prize Game when they see how I lined up my … Continue reading