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Chaos in the garden has something to do with creating a peaceful world.

I planted some kambocha squash starts in the spring and they have grown all over the place. Lots of gigantic leaves and male flowers…but I couldn’t see any female flowers. I felt a sadness like I had failed as a squash gardener. And then yesterday, some friends came to visit and we walked out in […]


Rose, She Saved Me Over and Over

This year the garden has grown wilder and wilder as the summer goes on. All the rain of spring supported all the plants to grow in abundance….some wanted and others not so much. Years ago I decided that a well-groomed garden with plants in rows neatly ordered was making me crazy. I didn’t want to […]