Monthly Archives: June 2016

Growing The Gardeners of Tomorrow

Enchantment, Not Weeds I’ve recently been privileged to spend garden time with many groups of children. Some gathered at our local library for our annual Fairy House program, in which kids create all manner of fanciful constructions using natural materials, … Continue reading

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Delightful Beans, Fresh Or Dried

A Bevy Of Bountiful Beans Beans may not be a glamour crop in America, but they deserve more esteem than they get. Perhaps their very virtues make them seem dull: Dried beans are the basis of many world cuisines, packed … Continue reading

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All Ages In The Garden

Inviting Joyful Participation This weekend, planting started at Owen’s Playground here on Bainbridge Island and it was soul stirring to see people of all ages absorbed and engaged in bringing a flush of fresh green to the scene. OP is … Continue reading

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Garden Tour Courtesy

A Visitor’s Guide I just spent a delightful weekend as a docent in the glorious garden of a dear friend. Though most of the interactions were very positive and pleasant, a few triggered this (hopefully gentle) reminder. It’s timely, since … Continue reading

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