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Respite and Rejuvenation

Winter is the definition of the word respite: a brief interval of rest. Even the plants in my veggie garden that I’m still harvesting for dinner aren’t actively growing. I cut the chard, lettuce, cilantro and pak choi knowing that they aren’t likely to regrow. Shrubs, perennials and trees that keep their foliage or semi-evergreen […]

The Value of Rest

Report From PIA – November 22

Gardeners soon learn that adding a bench or some chairs to a landscape instantly makes it appealing. The solidity of these furnishings contrast well with all of the plants, certainly, but I think there’s a greater reason we respond to them. These benches and chairs invite us to rest.