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My favorite tools

I am deeply attached to my favorite gardening tools.  They are the things that make my job simpler, more comfortable, and some days more homelike.  And I think almost all gardeners have their favorites. My pruners, Felco 2s, are deeply … Continue reading

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Miles and miles away

Winter blues have caught up with me a bit, and I’ve been finding them a bit hard to shake, plus a few other worries I’m not ready to talk about yet.  But thank god for good friends who are steady … Continue reading

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We were too young and free

I don’t have a sunrise for you this week– but I do have a moonset over the Lower Garden.  The moon was so brilliantly full. Everything looks so green; makes winter feel like a cheap bitter lie.  And that cheers … Continue reading

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A different kind of winter

The winter garden for me has long been a time of planning, of hunkering down and dreaming of the spring.  Not so this winter.  This winter, the garden is my livelihood, and we don’t put it to bed for winter … Continue reading

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We can say it never happened

I’m back in Virginia now– after a trip back home for Thanksgiving.  And I got home just in time.  Wednesday it snowed all day.  We didn’t get too much, only five inches, although I have friends who got eight or … Continue reading

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Caught in the liminal spaces

The change of seasons is hard upon us, and I feel caught between them.  The leaves are half-gone, the garden beginning to feel barren.  It has been cold this week– the promise of snow heavy in the air, but yet. … Continue reading

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I’ve been running

Well the move is done, mostly.  There are still a last few boxes, but that’s just the way it goes.  But this isn’t a post about that.  We’ll save that for the next one, when I have some pictures for … Continue reading

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