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If you have a garden, you know that it yields hair-pulling and frustration, pride and wonder in equal measure—often, all in the same growing season. So I hope you’ll excuse a little bit of the latter [with emphasis on the … Continue reading
Gardeners and foodies take note: you’ll want to check out Agrarian, the new retail line from the folks at Williams-Sonoma. Continue reading
If I didn’t capture this glorious weather in a post today, then I’d forget how good we have it next year when spring is icky. Continue reading
On this gloriously sunny and pleasantly cool November 1st, I have two things growing in the garden: garlic, which is poking its little heads up through the bed of leaves it’s mulched with, and arugula. I’m having fabulous luck (knock … Continue reading
This weekend, I completed two chores in the vegetable garden … and together, they pointed out the wonderful cycle of planting, growing, harvesting, declining and planting that any garden represents. I began to clear out the oh-so-tired tomato plants, removing … Continue reading
I love growing my own garlic. (For details on how to grow garlic from scratch, read here.) It’s brilliantly simple—separate the cloves and stick ‘em in the ground. Planting garlic is an enormous act of faith: You plant it just … Continue reading
Spotted yesterday and today on our morning walks with the puppy: The Bradford pears have exploded—there’s no other way to describe the sudden riot of white blooms. And the stink. They smell like feet. The purple magnolias have really opened … Continue reading