Wednesday, January 13, 2010
As many of you may know, my garden story did not begin until I was an adult. It is a story that involves a continued disdain (though mutual understanding) for bugs, an obsession that allows me to garden by moonlight without embarrassment, tries my patience when my tiny backyard crops fail, and restores my faith with wintertime amnesia while I dream of the following spring's garden. It is also published in the current issue of Washington Gardener magazine. The story of how things came to be in the Greenish Thumb garden is written for the magazine's regular column "My Garden Story" and is a deeply personal essay about how gardening has affected (positively you will find!) my very difficult relationship with my father. If you would like to read this essay, get yourself an issue of Washington Gardener. You'll read great articles about important garden topics for every gardener as well as information about events and locales specific to the Washington, DC area. They're selling like hotcakes at the Barnes and Noble down the street (then again, I bought myself a couple of copies!). If you're not in the area, see this Washington Gardener blog post for info on how you can get yourself this much coveted mag. I'd love your feedback!