Gardening in the dark times

For years, I’ve been using gardening to ease the transition from the long, light days of spring, summer, and early fall to weeks when I leave the house before dawn and drive ...

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A Courtyard Garden Promotes Pondering

My understanding of a place dawns slowly. Occasionally I design a garden, and it is a ponderous and effortful activity because it doesn’t come easily to me. This has been brought home ...

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Saving Seedlings, Saving the World

Beyond the campsite’s irrigated lawn, the view of native scrub-covered hills. Recently I went camping near my new home in Boise. I sat down with a cup of coffee and a notebook ...

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Public Gardens and Social Media

For my new volunteer project promoting DC’s public gardens, the focus is on images, using them to create videos, but then what?  Just a slide show?  I think not, because Pinterest and ...

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