TABLE OF CONTENTS
Dandy Little Thing
A big man shows his love for his little plants—
and his little daughter.
Just One Thing
Something was wrong with my garden.
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A look at their history—and my associations.
Don’t Ask Mom .. .
. . . what she wants for Mother’s Day!
My Tomato Weed
How we worked out a compromise.
Planting the Seed
A woman with a little granddaughter and an ailing husband
finds a moment of hope.
Don’t Grow Tomatoes in the Sun
Gardening—and life—lessons of the islands.
The Non-Stop Mockingbird
Singing right outside my window—all night.
The man—and gardener—who changed my life.
Where’re the Violas?
Why I told my husband to drop dead—
and why it’s funny now.
Remember the Peonies
Memorial Day Boquets.
Not So Small Stuff
Something’s happening to honeybees.
The Snail and I
An excerpt from a remarkable new book about a
bedridden woman and her unusual companion.
Me and My Toad
Mike McGrath recalls an amiable amphibian.
. . . including . . .
Buds Trees Go Through Me
In some mysterious way woods have never
seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms,
I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones,
they move through me.