Category Archives: lush garden

A Nest

I TRIMMED AZALEAS with fervor until the moment I stepped back to assess my work and a female cardinal swooped down to an outside branch on one of the bushes, gave me a look, then disappeared inside. A minute later, … Continue reading

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What My Father Slowed Down For

Upon planting a hollyhock in Louisville. SIX DAYS A WEEK HE WORKED, my dad, and sometimes seven, if he could get the hours. What with a wife and five children, plus a mother-in-law who showed up on the doorstep one … Continue reading

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Flourishing in Places Where Nothing Will Grow

AN UPDATE on the shade garden, a reminder that even in places where people say nothing will grow, things can happen. Never give up.

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