Stone Benches – Grounding does it.

In honor of my new book, The Spirit of Stone – 101 Practical and Creative Stonescaping Ideas for Your Garden (St. Lynn’s Press, 2017) that was released last week I am sharing this post about stone benches. In the heat of the summer when we should be pruning what we really want to do is […]

‘Om’ in the Garden

We need to balance the pace and intensity of modern life with periods of what poet May Sarton has called “open time, with no obligations except toward the inner world and what is going on there.” ~ Thomas Moore So how to touch the inner world in a garden?.. I suggest chanting ‘OM.’ (really it […]

Beyond Prison : Insight Garden Program

In the 1970s, I was a part of a team that taught a one year intensive certificate program on Landscape Development and Maintenance at a community college near New Paltz, NY. I was a young instructor but was very earnest and devoted to teaching. Then one day the president of the college called me in […]

The Glorious Sunflower – The Fourth Sister

I have written about the Native Americans’ Three Sisters Garden (corn, beans and squash ) but I neglected to tell you of the Fourth Sister… a very important member of this family! This is from Hubpages: “Fourth Sister, didn’t look anything like her other sisters, although she was as tall and as slender as First […]