Welcome to my site! I’m a middle-aged lifelong gardener, and have gone through every gardening phase from English cottage and herbs to drought-tolerant and native, and have swung back again for a path down the middle. I thought about calling this “The Middle Way,” after the Buddha’s description of the “path of moderation that leads to liberation,” but that seemed too pretentious for words, as I am anything but Zen. And in case you’re wondering, yes, “Anything but Zen” was a contender for title of this blog.
Though I love gardening, and feel most at peace in the garden, I have to fit it into a million other things I have to do and love to do–hence my middle path involves not only the careful stewardship of water and soil, but also time, energy and focus. I hope you’ll contribute to the ongoing conversation about how you balance your approach and make room for all the things that make your life worthwhile.