The Garden Story is Our Story

The Garden Story is Our Story

The garden story is a human story. “It’s the story that holds life. Tell the stories and the rest will take care of itself,” writes Bob Dotson. I am passionate about all things garden because in the big design, in nearly every culture on earth, gardens are...
Mantids Again

Mantids Again

As soon as my daughter and I discovered the papery mantid cocoons in the late winter, for lack of the correct scientific word, we anticipated the arrival of a host of babies come spring. Just past Memorial Day, they burst forth as I had calculated (the weather had...
Gardening & Yoga

Gardening & Yoga

A week or so ago a friend at work told me she would like to do yoga in the garden —that way she could do something she really liked in a place she liked even more. I replied, given my tendency to be easily distracted, that I would find it very difficult to concentrate...
End of Summer

End of Summer

This article is a re-issue in blog form of something I wrote several years ago; I brought it out here as my daughter is now preparing to leave for college… I was first aware of the beginning of the season’s close when I saw the change in the late afternoon...
Community Garden Trends

Community Garden Trends

Community and Edible Gardens are sprouting up all over. Literally. Throughout the country, many urban areas have little or no land available on the ground plane, or the spaces available are lots comprised of concrete, asphalt surfaces or even contaminated surfaces....
Jean and Joe

Jean and Joe

My grandparents were always–and still are–a source of great inspiration for me. In the dictionary alongside the definition for “work ethic” is a picture of both of them. Most likely with something in their hands. When I was about 10, my grandmother would...
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