Adventures of a Landless Gardener

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 …

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A Garden is Reborn

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 …

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Gardening Patience

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 …

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Welcome to the Courtyard Garden

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This landless gardener is still setting her trowel in the soil and installing plants in gardens all about town. For two summers I was a seasonal gardener for the city. It was amazing! The second summer I spent many of …

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My Sister’s Garden

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, …

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Maybe Just One More Garden

At some point in the gardening season—back when I had a yard—I could say “when!” The new beds were full or I was out of time and labor to make more. I could easily shift gears to pruning, weeding and …

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Rocking Out at the Park

A rather obvious title for this post about the rock garden, but truth-be-told I have been rockin’ it lately with this garden.      

Blissful Exhaustion

There is a type of exhaustion that brings a contented smile to the faces of gardeners. It is the feeling that can only come from a day’s work in the garden.

New Faces and Garden Spaces

To say this year at the adopt-a-plots at Ault Park is off to a grand start would be an understatement. By mid-March many of us were cleaning out our beds (the weeds were already in full force), dividing perennials, installing …

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