Category Archives: weeds

Glorious Summer

I am an ungainly peasant, bent over, yanking out roots of life’s green impulse. Even as the weeds go limp they send out the freshest breath. I apologize to them for my human-centric approach. I may be impressed by morning … Continue reading

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The Method Is The Mindset

After all these years of the most gentle approach possible, I seem to be shedding the hairshirt of idealism that has always made gardening so difficult. It’s pretty obvious that these methods are easier. Much, much easier. Continue reading

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What The Plants Say

Poem by Tom Hennen. Continue reading

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Good Gardening Intentions Not So Evident

I mistake watermelon radish sprouts for weeds and pull them all out. The row I replanted, thinking the beets didn’t germinate, now contains both beets and arugula. Volunteer tomatillo plants plague me. Continue reading

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Gardener’s Quotes

Quotes and images from our summer garden. Continue reading

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What About Weed Control?

Ever heard of using blue jeans to control weeds? That’s how desperate I’ve become. Continue reading

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Morning Glory Invasion

My grandfather didn’t have much time to pass along the wisdom he’d accumulated, but he liked to take his grandchildren out to the garden. There he’d show us the way to make snapdragons open their “mouths” and where on the … Continue reading

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