Alisons Brain4rent, gardening, Loss of a pet, Pet Loss, Memorial garden, House Rabbits, pets, photography, Rabbits, Storytelling, Uncategorized

Bullwinkle’s Garden

I cleared the area and planted the bulbs, resigning myself to the fact that they should have been planted in November and now had little likelihood of blossoming this spring.

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Moving Away from a Disposable World? Do plants count?

I bring my herbs inside each winter and enjoy the rosemary, thyme, sage, chives, and oregano throughout New England's cold weather months. I've managed to keep parsley alive too. In fact the only exception is basil, which dies before Thanksgiving typically. I'm not an expert gardener, just a hack who wings it without bothering to… Continue reading Moving Away from a Disposable World? Do plants count?

Farm Stands, Flowers, Food, gardening, ideas, Nature, photography, Seasons, Spring, Summer, Uncategorized

OVERGROWN – Chronicle of a Reluctant Gardener

"Many things grow in the garden that were never sown there." ~  Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732   “I don’t want a garden, that’s a deal breaker, too much work, too little time”.  He agreed.  We bought a townhouse, we got married.  My husband, envious of my sister’s wonderful tomatoes, faltered first.  We were allowed 3 feet… Continue reading OVERGROWN – Chronicle of a Reluctant Gardener

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EMBRACE PROHIBITION (Bottle Trees – A New Englander’s View)

"Bottle Trees at first glance seem like an environmentalist’s dream (all those bottles kept out of the landfill), and a neighbor’s nightmare I called “junk on a stump” masquerading as art." Alison Colby-Campbell