Adventures of a Landless Gardener

The Dirt on Public Gardening

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  There are entire crews of gardeners who work in public spaces, yet not all are public employees. Be it the local conservatory, cemetery, botanical garden or museum landscape, many public gardens are tended by people just like you and …

My Must-Have Garden Tools

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I learned quickly to be selective with the garden tools I use as a Landless Gardener. I park my car across the street from the short flight of stairs that takes me to my gardens. The trek is just long …

A Garden is Reborn

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Last summer, when I was weeding and edging the focal bed at the adopt-a-plots in Ault Park, I stood back and took a good, hard look at the garden. Its time had come and gone—the garden was ready for a …

Gardening Patience

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When starting a new garden one must remember to have patience, lots and lots of patience. After more than 15 years of gardening I should know better than to expect a miraculous transformation with two flats of plants. But, that is …

My Sister’s Garden

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It is official; three more family members have been bitten by the garden bug. My sister, Elizabeth, who lives in a lovely Tudor-style house, dabbled in gardening here and there last year, but with two little ones in tow—Jack, 3, …