Category Archives: The Garden

Seasonal garden advice

In Praise for the Field Part 2: Garden Progress Report

This morning, while watering the garden before bathing for church, I didn’t want to leave. The air was cool, and smelled of damp earth. I walked around languidly examining the bright rows. I love this time of year. Everything is … Continue reading

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In Praise for the Field Part 1: The Wild Garden

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About midsummer, the gardener should take time to reflect on the beauty and abundance of the fields, both wild and cultivated. As I go about my garden tasks, the natural world around me is going about its own work. Sunrises … Continue reading

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Preserving Herbs: Gather Garden Herbs Now for Winter Cooking and Health

Winter may seem a long way off, but summer is the time to cut and preserve herbs for your favorite recipes and for healthful supplements during the winter months.  For the last three days, my granddaughter and I have been … Continue reading

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Get Your Kids Outside: Reasons for Teaching Young People to Garden

Obvious Mental and Physical Health Benefits   Yes, we should have our children work with us in the garden.  Not only does gardening get kids away from video games, text messaging and social networking, but being outside enables them to get exercise, … Continue reading

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