The Curse Reversed?

The Curse Reversed?

Like so many Americans, I watched Game 7 of the World Series last night and was rooting for the Cubs. (How can someone who lives in Massachusetts,...

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Happy Birthday, Mom

Happy Birthday, Mom

It is fitting that I spent the morning repotting houseplants. It is my mother's birthday today. Had she not died recently, she would have been 90...

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Zucchini Shaming

Zucchini Shaming

It’s the dark side of community gardens that people don’t talk about. We focus on how great it is to see so many different methods of growing crops....

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Nasturtium Martini

Nasturtium Martini

Looking for a beverage that celebrates the summer garden? (Alcoholic or non-alcoholic.) Have I got a drink for you! Ingredients - Alcoholic  12...

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Grace and the Unexpected

Grace and the Unexpected

Last week I returned home after being with my mother at the end of her life. It was, of course, a time of great sadness and reflection. Once home,...

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Naming A Property

Naming A Property

Martha Stewart's house in Maine is called Skylands, Oprah Winfrey calls her California property Promised Land, and the late Roald Dahl lived in...

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What We Treasure

What We Treasure

When I was going into the 7th grade my family moved from Muncie, Indiana to Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Instead of the one-day drive north, however,...

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Words To Live By

Words To Live By

There are times when we need to speak up, be bold, suggest new approaches and plant differently. It's not always appreciated, welcomed or accepted....

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