Tag Archives: gardening

Ah, Summer…

It’s not that I haven’t been in the garden.  I keep forgetting my camera when I go.  It’s been a good garden year.  I was able to pickle cucumbers and this morning, I’m putting up a second batch of tomato … Continue reading

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Pause. Exhale. Ahhh…

I have to say I spent a delightful weekend. What made it delightful? I don’t know. I felt a certain freedom from obligation. I had no social events scheduled and I had managed to get some things done that had … Continue reading

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Beauty, Bouquets, and Broccoli

I planted my first garden as an adult at a rented house in Arlington.  Every evening when I came home from work, I would look at my plants, pluck a few weeds, and sometimes plan dinner before I even entered … Continue reading

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Landscaping? Think About Making It Edible

Usually people think about ornamental landscaping and gardening as two different things.  Really, they don’t have to be.  Last year, I wrote about my friend Kim, who was using blueberries as foundation plantings and last Wednesday, Kirsten Conrad Buhls gave … Continue reading

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An 18th Century Garden Continues to Thrive

Ball-Sellers House is a reminder of Arlington’s agricultural past and a rare example of a home dating to the 1750’s that was owned by an ordinary person.  It sits in a neighborhood off Carlin Springs Road that used to be farmland … Continue reading

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Luckily, the Rabbits Seem Happy Here

There are a lot of rabbits in my neighborhood.  Sometimes in the evening, there are three to six of them frolicking in the courtyard, reminding me of the expression “mad as a March hare.”  Usually when I see them, I … Continue reading

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Peter Just Nibbled the Lettuce

Community gardens have an aura of back to the land neighborliness,  and of  mixing plant experts and experimenters with novices.  When I say I have a plot in a community garden, people are always positive and often interested.  I have … Continue reading

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