Wednesday, May 23, 2018

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. Cicero It’s hot—thirty-two degrees Celsius hot. I’m standing at my community garden plot, hose in hand, watering and  plucking the odd spring of dill that’s become a persistent weed since the gardener next door let a forest of hers go to seed.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

A true gardener would never pretend that gardening is all pleasure, or that it always prompts reflection. But she might claim that in the garden she has tasted Paradise.  Vigen Guroian, The Fragrance of God I spend a pleasant morning in the garden tucking seeds into the soil and dreaming. A fellow gardener gives me

Monday, April 23, 2018

Henry Mitchell, in his book One Man's Garden, observes that "it is not important for a garden to be beautiful" in everyone's eyes. But "it is extremely important for the gardener to think it is a fair substitute for Eden." Perhaps this is an overstatement, or perhaps it is a theological truth.  Vigen Guroian, Inheriting

Monday, April 9, 2018

We gardeners are healthy, joyous, natural creatures. We are practical, patient, optimistic. We declare our optimism every year, every season, with every act of planting. Carol Deppe, The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times Today’s the day: a sunshiny and warm one and—best of all—a gardening one. I’m looking forward to spending