My ugly garden grows many things, my mood among them. I’ve made a few mistakes, but the creative problem solving keeps me sharp.
When I slip into a bad mood, my inner Swamp Thing rises from the dark bog of my amygdala and the brain chemistry of irritation floods me.
Farming bumble bees is a way to bring your attention to the lifecycle of another creature and connect with your local ecology.
Lazy gardening is circular gardening. Water and soil are conserved, and plant material is upcycled into nutrients for future plants.
I had my first face-to-face bear experience last week in the wee hours of the morning when I was awakened by the cow bell on our bird feeder.
The pond froze overnight trapping a salamander in an inch of ice. This is what February will do to you.
Watering the garden is a special time of day when I imagine myself a mermaid among roses soaking up a wildly delightful moment of luxury.