Garden Reading

I could read a seed catalogue from cover-to-cover. Especially one with beautiful photographs. I still remember the thrill of that first one from Park Seed, and the infinite sense of possibility that it offered me. I was seventeen, and completely dazzled with the...

From My Garden

I’ve spent every spare moment in the garden this week. How wonderful to be alive and outside in such a lovely old world as this! I simply cannot believe it each morning as I see the sun rising over the woods to the east that we are to have yet another of these...

A Gift of Friendship

I wanted to show you a lovely present given to me by one of my dear girlfriends, and which has brightened my home through the holidays and beyond.  Back in November she came up my front steps with a huge florist’s box all wrapped in craft paper and...

No-Work Gardening?

I picked the last of my vegetable garden today, and that upon the urging of two horrified girlfriends who spotted tomatoes literally rotting on the vine this weekend.  The truth is I grew weary this year before my garden did.  Usually around the end of July...

Delicate Pleasures

The first sweet pea bloom of the year is a cause for celebration, particularly considering the attempts I’ve made to grow them since I was seventeen!  Last year was my initial success with the elusive little things.  You simply must sow the seeds where...