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April Is National Gardening Month

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by Paul Rodman on March 31, 2014

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National Garden Month is celebrated by thousands of people in the U.S. It’s a perfect time to renew your ties to the earth, soil and plant life. It’s also a perfect time to introduce our non-gardening friends and neighbors into our world of gardening. Here are some ways that you can promote our world of gardening.
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Slow Down And Garden

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by Viktoria Vidali on September 17, 2012

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At 10 am on August 25th ~ a lovely, sunny Saturday ~ Santa Cruz Edible Gardens Tour began, with participants free to explore sixteen public and private gardens, talk to the gardeners, and learn about growing and preparing nutritious food. Sponsored by Slow Food Santa Cruz, the event turned out to be an inspiration for new and experienced gardeners alike.
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The Mortal Wheel

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by Viktoria Vidali on September 5, 2011

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I used to imagine him
coming from his house, like Merlin
strolling with important gestures
through the garden
where everything grows so thickly,
where birds sing, little snakes lie
on the boughs, thinking of nothing
but their own good lives,
where petals float upward,
their colors exploding,
and trees open their moist
pages of thunder –
it has happened every summer for years.
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Why I Garden

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by Paul Rodman on April 18, 2011

in Weekly Post

Why do I garden? I garden because there’s nothing better than being in the garden as the morning sun creeps over the horizon, the dew is on the leaves, and a lone cardinal calls out to its mate. A red-tailed hawk lands on a fence inches away from me, surveying the garden for its next meal. It’s about as close to nature as you can get. The only sounds heard are the sounds of nature.
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Watering Can Shibui

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by Viktoria Vidali on July 26, 2010

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There’s something beautiful about an old watering can, but it’s got to be a metal can, nothing plastic that predictably hardens, chips, and discolors uniformly with age. No, only real watering cans have Shibui. They have character because there’s something endearing in their unique scruffiness.
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Pink Breath Of Heaven

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by Viktoria Vidali on March 29, 2010

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Pink Breath of Heaven ~ also called Coleonema Pulchrum and Diosma ~ blooms Winter through Spring and intermittently during the year. Its foliage sends out a fragrant perfume when brushed or rubbed, which is one reason the evergreen shrub is often planted along walkways.
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The Healing Power Of Dirt

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by Viktoria Vidali on February 22, 2010

in General,Weekly Post

When my neighbor ~ who on this occasion was preparing a vegetable bed with the help of her one-year-old daughter, contentedly cooing, and already elbow deep in dirt ~ told me about the connection between working in the garden and improved mood, she was substantiating what ancient cultures have known for centuries: that being close to the Earth benefits one’s state of mind.
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Garden Shop

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by Viktoria Vidali on February 15, 2010

in General,Weekly Post

Whether you plan to refresh a weathered balcony terra cotta pot with vibrant geraniums or vivify a secluded patio with the perfume of gardenias, exploring your local garden shop will provide you with technicolor possibilities for putting your earthy creativity to work.
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