Adventures of a Landless Gardener

Overcoming the Gardening Sabbatical

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As much as we would like to be gardening each day there are events that keep us at arm’s length from our greatest desire. Most of us will have to deal with one, or possibly two, nature-inflicted gardening sabbaticals. It …

An Orchid Rescue

Cleaning out rotting roots.

The first step in becoming a better plants woman was admitting that when it comes to indoor plants I am all black thumbs. The second step was knowing I needed a little instruction. Which begs the question, if I am …

My Garden Skeleton

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I have been carrying this little secret with me for far too long now. It is time I come clean. When it comes to houseplants, I am all black thumbs.  For years I doggedly worked on growing houseplants. I needed …

An Unexpected Surprise

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I am still on a bit of a high from my recent trip to the Seattle Fling for garden bloggers. So many ‘firsts’ for me on this wonderful adventure I don’t know where to begin. If you have not heard of …

This Covert Garden is Hot

I waited all week to buy plants for The Covert Garden. I hoped to avoid plant shopping in the heat and it also gave me something to look forward to: a little garden reward for a good week’s work. I …

Design Challenge

This landless gardener has been quite busy in the gardens as of late. How do you manage that? you may ask. Easy! I am a volunteer gardener with the Adopt-a-Plot program at Ault Park, a Cincinnati park just a hop, …

Woefully Underdressed, Again

I have been a bit consumed with the adopt-a-plots at Ault Park lately. The gardens look wonderful and I want them to stay their best. If I had my way, all the adopt-a-plot gardeners would be at the park, each day, tending …

Coming Home

Coming home to a gardener means more than returning to the embrace of our family. Coming home means returning to the place many of us feel most at home, our gardens.