bloom and seed

Being the holiday season, I thought that a post on garden books would be a timely plan.  And I had three very different, but good, books chosen.  Lorraine Harrison’s, How to Read Gardens: A Crash Course in Garden Appreciation, was the first.  A quick read with beautiful photos, the compact volume is filled with basic, …

the why of it all

We had our beginning, as created beings, in a garden.  So say the world’s great monotheistic religions, Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.  Whether one views the Genesis narrative of Eden as metaphor or as history, an essential point remains the same: we choose to believe that we were intended for a place of beauty, bounty, and …