hands in the dirt

This week in the few moments of sunshine between rainy days I was able to get out in the garden and work the earth. It felt so good. It's as if putting my hands in the dirt literally roots me to this planet. I can't explain it, but every time…

some things do last forever (almost)

Perennials are the closest thing to permanent in a garden. They are heartier plants, that live through winter and flourish year after year. Once well-established they flourish with little maintenance. Annuals grow for only one year. I plant them, they live through the growing season and die. Next year, if…