Summer Reading…

Summer Reading…

Books
 “A book is like a garden, carried in your pocket.”      Chinese Proverb Earlier this season I was building a client’s container garden in a lovely courtyard with many pots. Arranging the plants within them is a fun project I look forward to every year.  Ruthie, my client’s middle-aged black labrador, might get up from her napping spot to peer out at me, but I am usually there a good while before her gentle brown eyes find me just behind ... Read more
Earth Day…The Greenest Day of All…

Earth Day…The Greenest Day of All…

Books Tis The Season
Dry conditions prevail which is troublesome this early in the season when the garden should be having its greenest days. The rain gauge in the garden registers only about eight and an half inches of precipitation year-to-date, a far cry from where it ought to be for happy plants, surely a lack of April showers. I hope this will not turn into a lack of May flowers. The national weather service has a hazard notice up today for ... Read more
Brief History of Gardening…

Brief History of Gardening…

Books Whimsey
Last week I wrote about paths; this week I will tell a tale about a trail. Monday, Sister Mary and I spoke about appropriate word choice. I asked, “When Adam and Eve left the Garden of Eden, were they “exiled” or “expelled?” Sister Mary said, “What does the Bible say?” I replied, “Mine says, “Cast out” and “Sent out. I was looking for just one word; it’s for my newsletter.” Sister Mary ... Read more