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GWG #29: on wildness

maybe this is what gardening is about: slowly opening the door, a controlling hand making tentative gestures to wildness. – from The Gardener’s Manifesto by Lorraine Johnson ‘i’m determined to tame the wilderness,” i declared confidently to a visiting friend … Continue reading

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back in the garden: grow write guild #23

About six years ago I fell down an entire flight of stairs on Election Day and hit every one on my way down. It took me ten minutes to get up again. And I feel like this injury is haunting … Continue reading

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grow write guild prompt #2: dream garden

this post was written in response to a prompt from Gayla Trail and her gardening site, “You Grow Girl.” i’ve spent a lot of time lately mentally apologizing to my mom. i’ll be reading a book, perusing a magazine, walking … Continue reading

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weekend sewing studio: excuses edition

what i was supposed to be working on this weekend: what i was actually working on this weekend:   28-29 april planting diary: “mignonette” strawberries, transplanted and divided from my garden at my parents’ house “white soul” strawberries, ditto regular … Continue reading

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simplicity 5408: a refreshing pop of yellow on an (almost) summer day

i actually made this dress over two years ago, let it hang for a while, finished it in a mono-induced spurt of productivity, and then hated on it for another year.  while it’s adorable, and i love the original pattern, … Continue reading

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