The Gardener's Apprentice

July 17, 2017
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Landscaped by Others

The great American garden writer, Elizabeth Lawrence, famously said, “No one gardens alone.”  The truth of those words shows in my garden every day.  Ninety percent of the landscape and tending falls to me; the rest is done by others.  … Continue reading

April 29, 2013
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Spring Epiphanies

Every spring I rediscover my spring/summer wardrobe, my garden tools and the clutter in my garage.  My wardrobe and the tools always seem fresh and new—at least for the first fifteen minutes.  The clutter in my garage is forever old … Continue reading

September 29, 2012
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October Surge

Clearly nobody has informed the catmint and columbines in my garden that the end of the growing season is fast approaching.  The columbines or acquilegia are excellent self-seeders and they have had a banner year.  I spent a morning moving … Continue reading