Creating a Life of Plenty

May 12, 2016
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Gardening in Colonial Williamsburg

Recently I was privileged to attend the 70th annual Colonial Williamsburg Garden Symposium sponsored in part by the American Horticultural Society. The theme was Trailblazers and Trendsetters. Our keynote speaker was Joe Lamp’l from the PBS Series “Growing A Greener … Continue reading

January 5, 2016
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What Can We Do? A Report Card

Last January I wrote a blog about really setting some homesteading, sustainability and other goals for our household.  With the state of the world, our broken industrial systems as well as our environment, it seemed like a good idea to … Continue reading

May 12, 2015
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Aquatic Adventures or our Epic Failure and Subsequent Delight in our New Pond

The glossy title would be Aquatic Adventures, but frankly the saga of getting our pond in is too hilarious not to share. Will and I have wanted to add a small pond to our backyard garden for some time. Adding … Continue reading

July 8, 2014
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A Master Class in Gardening: Part 3, Mount Vernon’s Espaliers and Cordons

Espalier is the horticultural and ancient agricultural practice of controlling woody plant growth for the production of fruit, by pruning and tying branches to a frame, frequently in formal patterns, flat against a structure such as a wall, fence, or … Continue reading