Another Change of Season

Today's the day when when we have the chance to change the season with no help at all from nature. The calendar may say it's autumn, but it feels more like the end of a long, dark winter. Be your own equinox. Please, vote. ...more

Editions & Impressions: A Review and a Giveaway

Should anyone have any doubts about what I nerd I can be, this next statement should pretty much wrap it up. I fantasize about building a top-drawer, world-class book collection. To someone who hasn’t caught the book-collecting bug, it’s hard to explain the why of it, so let’s just say it’s my fantasy and I’m sticking to it. ...more

Building Good Bones in the Garden

I’ve often heard of the need for a garden to have “good bones”--a strong basic structure on which everything else is built. But with each passing year I’m becoming more aware that we gardeners need to have good bones too. Lucky for us, strong, healthy bones can be a by-product of gardening itself. ...more


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A Garden Book Giveaway

With spring just around the corner you may find yourself thinking about this year's garden. If the weather's still too raw to venture outside, digging into a garden book is the next best thing. The Curious Gardener's Almanac is a compendium of both gardening advice and garden lore, and a cozy way to wile away those last winter days. For a review of the book and a chance to win a free copy, check out my blog post here ...more