Category Archives: Lonely Gardens

Secret Garden Sanctuary

Visualize an almost-secret space in your garden, a secluded sanctuary, even spiritual, where you can sit, stare, sleep, think, read, or sip tea. Everyone deserves such a secluded spot. And it must be a separate place where you cannot see … Continue reading

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The Secret Garden Revisited

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett remains one of my all-time favorite books. There was something special about the snotty little orphaned English girl Mary finding the key to the overgrown garden behind high walls at her uncle’s home. … Continue reading

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The Hold-Outs and Winter-Bloomers

The drab perennial winter garden is here except for a few final blooms trying to hang on to autumn. I have a single Tabu rose, now a deep red though it beginsĀ as an almost-black, tightly-wound bud. Its petal edges have … Continue reading

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Untended Gardens

Unattended Children. I saw the sign at a swimming pool where on occasion, parents let their kids out of their eyesight for a while or perhaps give them a couple bucks for the snack bar. Do you laugh when you … Continue reading

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