Can you guess what happened when I sent the first notification about my upcoming email sabbatical?
Seasons in a Portland Garden
It has taken me a long time to learn how to temper my energies in the spring. It’s a time of maximum creativity and I want to use every bit of it.
Spring on the West Coast, and an update on book progress.
Portland’s Japanese Garden has been proclaimed the most authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan.
Is there anything more exciting for a gardener than to harvest lemons in the middle of winter? I brought these in last week from the greenhouse and couldn’t resist photographing them to share. Aren’t they beauties? They are called Meyer Improved. The Improved part seems to be a thinner skin, more juice, more sweetness, Continue Reading »
These tender duties to a small patch of ground: to the people, animals, and plants who live here have changed everything.
Mid-summer is a time of particular happiness.
When you have a blog, a big part of the fun is finding like-minded souls whose writing you love.
The Song is to the Singer and comes back most to him… –Walt Whitman from Song of Myself When you are a gardener, you must consider that friend and foe alike come daily to the gates of the city. The gardener must be vigilant and welcoming, but fearsome to strangers with uncertain appetites. Continue Reading…
When I read the paragraph below from Grace Peterson’s new book, I realized I’d stumbled onto a gardener who had the same desires I did: someone else who wanted the whole package. Grace’s book is funny and poignant, full of pure fancy and useful information. You’ll love it. “I think one of the perks Continue Reading »