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Moving the No Dig Garden

Moving the No Dig Garden

Recently I shared our design for a No Dig Garden using a cedar raised bed outer shell with ten one cubic foot growing sections inside. The sections can be removed for planting or maintenance, and the entire garden is easily transported to a new location should such a move become necessary. Well, now that Shawn […]

Coleuses from Cuttings

Coleuses from Cuttings

Most of the gardeners I’ve met are people of vision and faith, people with a future-facing disposition. Certainly setbacks and adversities are encountered in the garden, but gardeners learn, adjust, and hope for a better outcome in the next go around. No wonder I like being around such optimists who lower my blood pressure, reduce […]

Woody’s Stone Wall

Woody’s Stone Wall

In the mid 1960’s my parents bought a tiny place along Angel Fork outside Saint Albans, West Virginia. That place, with the impressive address of 2222 Main Drive, became my home. Life there had its challenges. For example, the hill behind the house stopped its decent two feet from the foundation. Those who have lived […]

Root Bound Believers

Root Bound Believers

I am thrilled when God takes a piece of a conversation, a quote from a sermon, a word from Scripture or an experience from the garden and rolls it into a lesson that passes straight to my heart. It happened Sunday morning as Dr. David Hogg from Christ Baptist Church here in Raleigh shared a […]

The Gardener’s Year End Prayer

The Gardener’s Year End Prayer

Lord, thank you for this piece of land where I can dig and plant and grow and harvest, and most importantly, marvel over your creation. This past year has delivered challenges along with new lessons learned and successes coupled with some failures. My life outlook leans well to the positive as I tend the garden, […]

The Crazy Christmas Bird

The Crazy Christmas Bird

I am not a big fan of hanging outdoor Christmas decorations, though I do enjoy the results of other husbands who were not successful in avoiding  the activity. Our decorations go up the weekend after Thanksgiving when the temperature hovers around t-shirt range, and they come down between Christmas and New Year’s Day. All those […]