Welcome to the award-winning Small Town Gardener® and Conversations in the Garden® – a collection of print and web columns filled with humor and gentle gardening advice while dedicated to the passion that is gardening.
To ensure that you (and I) have time to actually garden, I don’t tend to provide endless updates on the state of my mesclun, mind or marriage (for the record – fairly spicy, fairly sound, fairly stable). Instead, the Small Town Gardener is a collection of some of my columns mixed with tips, advice and resources for managing and enjoying your garden month-to-month.
So for the moments when you aren’t up to your calves in compost, you can read or listen to my latest articles below, check out new updates and fun links on the right, and subscribe to the Facebook page to alert you to other articles and tips that aren’t posted here. Are you a Mid-Atlantic gardener? This Month’s Garden will give you an idea of what you should be thinking about right now.
A garden doesn’t have to be perfect. It doesn’t have to be large. And in the middle of August, it doesn’t even have to be green. It just has to be yours. Your balcony, your patio, your rented city lot or ten acre deer preserve. Whatever you garden, wherever you garden – join me as we plunge our hands in the earth and begin to reconnect.
How many gardeners are currently being held against their will in beach houses up and down the Outer Banks while their families burn themselves crispy on sandy beaches? Gardeners get all that sun nonsense at home – in fact we [...]