TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Special Cucumber
How a garden helped a couple adopt two children.
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Half a Billion Leaves
And one bamboo rake.
The Gift of Four Persimmons
My beautiful—miraculous—fall harvest.
Step right up. Enter your garden!
The bad—and the good—of the common spud.
Best Friends Forever
“What happened?” I asked. She didn’t answer.
What happens to gardens?
The Birds & the Bees
Mike McGrath’ has good fun with both.
In Praise of Paint
Accidentally adding to the colors of the season.
Overdo it, you may pay the price.
Even in her nineties, my mother and her garden kept on going.
Venus Fly Trap
He found himself in a very sticky situation.
Need a Garden
And—just maybe—a house to go with it.
. . . including . . .
When at last I took the time
to look into the heart of a flower,
it opened up a whole new world . . .
as if a window had been opened
to let in the sun.