Category Archives: Gardening With Children

Hopeful Holidays

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Free spirited fun cheerfully ignores the template Cultivating Creativity My dear grandchildren have been with me quite a lot lately and I’ve been delighting in noticing how they are changing as they begin to grow up. Quite literally, as they … Continue reading

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Hope Blooms In Unexpected Places

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Blooming on despite freezing weather Of Sweet Peas and Smooth Stones This year I planted a late batch of sweet peas, not expecting much as they rarely thrive all summer. To my surprise, they rose up in a huge mass … Continue reading

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Creating Welcoming Shared Spaces

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Natural order is hospitable Planting Yesterday For Tomorrow As I wander about on my daily walks, I often find myself dreaming into the past. Within living memory, often not long ago at all, our Maritime Northwestern back yards looked much … Continue reading

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Ofrenda For The Death Of Summer

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Making peace with beauty in death may require fresh eyes Honoring The Fallen Autumn leaves in all their astonishing colors, from vivid brilliance to subfusk murk, make my heart sing. My grandkids and I love to gather them up and … Continue reading

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