Home and Garden

Thank goodness for home and garden. Whether you live in a tiny apartment and tend to a single cactus plant or live on a sprawling farm with bountiful acreage, home and garden can definitely be a sanctuary, an escape with quiet corners. I love finding sanctuary and escape in home and garden whenever I can. I find it especially comforting when life hands me times with no breathing space. There is somehow simple, peaceful pleasure in picking a single fruit or folding a pile of towels, in watching a ladybug crawl across a tomato leaf or having dinner in your jammies in front of a favorite movie. I hope everyone finds comfort in home and garden, in whatever form it comes.

Legend of Foster

Legend of Foster

Back in the spring of 2017, a small golden cherry tomato plant asked to be fostered in my annual veggie garden. My son Mark and his girlfriend Sarah had overbought plants for their apartment garden, and the little tomato was dying a neglected death. Sure, I said, what...

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Oh, How I’ve Missed My Time in the Garden

Oh, How I’ve Missed My Time in the Garden

The season has returned for getting down on our hands and knees and working the soil. New, innocent seeds and seedlings need a helping hand if they are to grow to their full potential. The work is straight forward if you arm yourself with the right tools, nutrients,...

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