Category Archives: Stepheny The Gardener

Writing reflections on my garden and gardening allows me to live the moments twice. Once in the doing and then in the remembering.

An Affair to Remember

I was on the rebound when the house and garden we’d built sold quickly. I abruptly left a Japanese Maple that was important to the garden. Bereft with leaving the garden behind, I tried to concentrate on the planning of … Continue reading

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Grief: Saying Goodbye to My Garden

Eight years ago I began to create a new garden on a blank canvas, literally a piece of ground that was cleared, tilled, and composted. This spring the fruits of this endeavor have never been more apparent. Leaving the garden … Continue reading

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The November-December Garden

The November & December  Garden You’ve heard the expression, “You should have seen the garden yesterday,” implying the existing perfection that was then, but is no longer available today. On this glorious October Sunday afternoon, as I write this reflection, … Continue reading

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If I Were Beginning a New Garden

  I have in my hand a book called @Garden Dreams, Illustrated & Edited by Ferris Cook. It was first published in 1991. All of the illustrations in the book are adapted from the covers of garden books published in … Continue reading

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