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Gardening without intention

“Analysis Paralysis” strikes as many gardeners as it does IT workers. Caught between big plans and no clear direction, frequently nothing at all happens. I’m as guilty as anyone, and moving to a new house/garden brings on a strong relapse. What colors do I want here? How will I use it?  But sometimes… wonderful things happen by tossing carefully laid plans out the window and having no vision of the outcome whatsoever. When I packed up the old garden for moving, a bunch of unmarked…

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Cozy (and busy) January

The deep freeze still has Short Meadow in its clutches. The weatherman promises that warmer weather and rain are coming in a day or two. Meanwhile Ella and I took a walk in the woods crunching on frozen sphagnum moss, still a brilliant chartreuse green in the sunlight. Things are poised. The hellebore buds are showing color and the daffodils are testing the waters but not going any further until things warm up. It’s almost time to start seeds! And where to begin? Without a…

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