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In gardening, as in life, I say, GROW WHAT YOU LOVE. Find the things that make you happy and grow them. Lots of them!

Horticulture 101: Change

It always happens this time of year.  Like a gentle nudge (or a slap in the face) the seasons change.  Jarring awake reflection.  Shouting, "Hey, look at me! Check this out!"   And there...

Biosol or Bust

With fall comes the rush on local supplies of Biosol.  We went to get our share.  Each visit to the nursery they were out, expecting a shipment that very afternoon.... I was discussing materials and...

The Hollyhocks Made Me Do It

My love for this old-fashioned, five petaled variety of Hollyhock, Alcea rosea, is not all consuming to distraction, but is a love one might hope for from a life-long friend.  I sometimes wonder, in...

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Weeds

"Emily, come help me weed..."  The wave of complete suffering that went through my body was whole and dramatic.  The effort of holding myself up, moving my feet, visible.  Did I really just hear...

Shooting From the Hip

"Shit or get off the pot."  This is a phrase my mother commanded on a regular basis while I was growing up and continues to utter to this day.  She has never needed to...
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In gardening, as in life, I say, GROW WHAT YOU LOVE. Find the things that make you happy and grow them. Lots of them!

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