The Gardener's Apprentice

May 9, 2017
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For millennia gardens and gardening have been used as metaphors for life.  English author Edith Pargeter, who wrote under the name Ellis Peters, created a many-volume series from that metaphor when she wrote her Brother Cadfael mystery books.  Her sleuth/protagonist, … Continue reading

April 25, 2016
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COVER-UPS It is spring and everything looks healthy—especially chickweed, wild onion and dandelions.  As all gardeners know, Nature abhors bare ground and works hard to cover it as soon as possible.  Unfortunately the plants that cover the quickest are the … Continue reading

July 27, 2015
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Messy, Messy

I love my cottage-style garden, with its masses of flowers and greenery.  At my place, the garden has plenty of classical elements including brick paths, hedges and stone walls, but the plants rule the roost. The flip side of all … Continue reading