Gardening For The Greater Good

I have found that on the whole, gardeners are generous people. We share seeds, we share plants, we share advice. We share just about everything (except underwear – because that would be gross… And spouses – because the 60s are Read more ›

Trees in the Kitchen

I have not one, not two but three trees growing in my kitchen these days. They had gotten too tall for the garden dungeon in my basement, so I have set up space and lights in my kitchen to overwinter Read more ›

I Know Why Gardening Shows Fail

It occurred to me at the Food show why cooking shows are super popular and gardening shows are going the way of the dodo bird. There were two whys. Why #1 — Instant gratification. You spend 20 minutes cooking and Read more ›

Gardening Shows vs. Food Shows

Yesterday, I went to the Fabulous Food show at the IX Center in Cleveland. And it was truly FABULOUS. All I could think was “Wow, this is a hell of a lot better than the really lame Home & Garden Read more ›

Racial Equality Among Garden Gnomes

Image by Adrienne King When I was in college, I was required to take a class my freshman year that focused on various -isms that we have here in the US. Of course, the big one is racism. The teacher Read more ›

Zen and the Art of Garden Maintenance

Zen – The practice of meditating to achieve enlightenment. (Or something like that) When I weed, I find my Zen. Normally the issues that are on my mind RIGHT NOW fall away and I just am. This is a rare Read more ›