It’s ART…

It’s ART…

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A body in motion is art, whether in the lyric expression of a ballerina, the speed of an Olympic runner, or the swing of a golf master. Or….the motion of a gardener? Not so much. At least we don’t think of it this way as we are after an end result not a glamorous process. Gardeners are like the crew of a stage production, the sometimes unsung heroes, yet our work is what makes the show go on. Yet ... Read more
Fertile Grounds….

Fertile Grounds….

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When I moved to New Jersey, back in 1993, I heard for the first time this expression: “There are reasons why the Statue of Liberty turned her back on New Jersey.” Ouch!–and Hard!  I decided rather than look for illustrations for the “Miss- Dis,” I would focus instead on why my new home state is called “The Garden State:” I could work with that. I really enjoy that the growing season is much longer here than in ... Read more
Keeping Promises…

Keeping Promises…

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Keeping Promises…      “And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass to grow upon a spot where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country than than the whole race of politicians put together.”      Jonathan Swift, from Gulliver’s Travels. Last week I wrote about discovering a toad at ... Read more
Sexy Plants and More…

Sexy Plants and More…

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I would not have passed for a sex-symbol last Saturday, that’s for sure, sporting scrubby clothes, a pony tail, gloves and work boots. But I sure was happy. Saturday was my garden kick-off day and I was up to my elbows–literally–in compost. Gorgeous, rich, and nearly perfectly cooked with the exception of a few large broccoli stalks that were added to the mix a bit on the late side for this round. No worry; just tossed ... Read more
Inside Out…

Inside Out…

Design & Garden Tips Out & About Tis The Season
I love when people tell me something that makes me laugh out loud. For real, not the “lol” kind. Last week, my friend Gerry told me, in response to the newsletter, that the reason he feels humans “settled down” from a nomadic life was so they could plant things that could then be made into beer. I did actually laugh out loud when I read that. And there is probably much truth in his theory. ... Read more