About

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.

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi, I’m Harriet’s husband; she forwarded your “fallen” blog post. It was a beautiful and beautifully-balanced blend of text and gorgeous photographs. When we had a crepe myrtle, it had long gouges and scratches on it from the squirrels who’d climb and slip on their way from the ground to the roof.

    • Hi, Ellery,
      So nice to “see” you again! Those squirrels are the dickens, aren’t they? I imagine the smooth trunk of the crape myrtle didn’t give the squirrels much purchase for their tiny claws. Thanks so much for the kind words, and I hope you’ll continue to stop by and contribute comments whenever you can.

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