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The Best of Whole Life Gardening

Which would be, of course, you. The best of Whole Life Gardening is all the people who have followed this blog over the past few years. I am grateful to you beyond measure…and we’ve had fun, haven’t we?

Now I’m planting new gardens: a link to that new site will be posted here soon. Today, […]

A Merry, Happy, Frosty

and Peaceful Christmas to all.


Still Alive

Garden Reports and Rejoicing – January 16

Deep in my heart, I do believe…

The Rapture & The Garden

Report From An Opinionated Gardener – May 24

My gardens, The Rapture and 1940’s gospel music have all rooted in my mind these past few days.

Let me begin by asking this: Have you ever had a tune stuck in your head so that you wake in the night listening to your mind playing a […]

The End of A Season

Report From An Opinionated Gardener – November 2

I picked the last bouquet of dahlias today. The foliage was already shriveled from a light frost on Sunday night, and it’s supposed to get even colder tonight. I picked some of the last greens from the garden for our salad, and cooked up the beets that […]

What’s In My Heart Today

Report From An Opinionated Gardener – October 11

Every gardener should leave his or her garden for a week once in awhile. If you’ve gone on vacation during the growing season, you’ll know what I’m talking about when I say that things change so much in just seven days. In a short time some plants […]

Shorter Days

Report From An Opinionated Gardener – September 20

Tonight I looked out at the garden at 7 PM and the garden wasn’t visible: it was already dark. We’re two days from the autumnal equinox and the days are getting shorter. Part of me mourns the loss of early sunrises and long days, but I’m also […]

June Is So Green

Report From PIA – May 31

Tomorrow is June 1st. Every year at this time I remember my friend Cia telling me that someone she knew hated June because “it’s so green.” Although I don’t dislike June (too green?) I agree that this month is an in-your-face, all-out-growth time of year.

I think that the […]

Conscious Cultivation

Report From PIA – May 27

When we’re busy just keeping up with all of life’s necessities it’s easy to forget to work on thoughtful growth. At this time of year even my gardening can become a matter of checking things off the to-do list. Today I watered plants, set up sprinklers in the early […]


Report From PIA – March 29

It rained for much of the day here in eastern Massachusetts. The local news warns people who live in flood plains to be ready to evacuate their homes. The soil is fully saturated, so the rainfall won’t be able to soak into the ground.

It rained about a week […]