Category Archives: Garden Stories

One Hundred Days

It takes about one hundred days to grow a parsnip, or a cabbage. Lima beans or peas, even a potato takes about one hundred days to be ready to eat. That’s a lot of waiting if your hungry. You have … Continue reading

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Endings and New Beginnings

Goodbye 2016. Napoleon Hill once said,  “Every negative event contains within it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” For many of my friends this New Year’s Eve carries a greater significance because 2016 wrought havoc with their dreams, robbed … Continue reading

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Creating Space

In honor of a rather spectacular Mercury retrograde occurring now through May 22nd,  I am sharing a bit of my book about the seven seasons we face as we travel through this garden of life. If you are not familiar … Continue reading

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Berry Wonderful

It’s a sunny January afternoon here in Austin, a clear and cool fifty four degrees. My garden is still confused from the warmer days of seventy degrees last week. Roses, narcissus, mums and cyclamen are happily blooming even though most … Continue reading

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The Trees of Winter

The winter landscape might appear barren and void, without foliage and flowers to delight our hearts, but when I look at my silent trees standing tall, I am awed by their strength. When storms blow through, the majestic oaks bend … Continue reading

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A Season Of Dreams

My winter kitchen is filled with fruit trees. The falling temperatures beckon a seasonal folly involving my rolling their heavy containers across the patio, over the threshold and positioning them along the large western facing windows. All of this must … Continue reading

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You’ve Been Grounded

This has been a month of extremes here in Austin. We’ve experienced a few tastes of autumn’s cool mornings followed by record breaking high temperatures in the afternoon. Our drought or deluge precipitation pattern is impossible to predict, with no … Continue reading

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Tidying Up

There is always something to do in a garden. Leaves fall, plants blow over, branches grow tangled and a myriad of small challenges seem to appear every day. This is why gardeners have green thumbs. It’s not that we have … Continue reading

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Tending Your Garden

Ask any gardener how much effort they have to put into their beloved plot, and I bet they will tell you that there was more that they could have done. When it comes to our gardening chores, it seems there … Continue reading

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Time to Plant

On that glorious day when spring arrives, gardeners know that it’s now time to plant our seeds. Experience has taught us to learn a little bit about what we intend to plant. I once planted seeds for the most fantastic looking … Continue reading

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