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Extreme Gardening (the 2013 season)

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Lush July

On the 7th of July, I completed a beautiful day by sitting on the front steps to watch the fireflies flicker above our local stretch of the Flatbush Malls and the neighbors’ lawns across the way. The Malls, incidentally, are … Continue reading

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The Colors of June

2013 was the Season of Extreme Gardening. I cut down two diseased and weary bushes, sawing and yanking their roots from the dirt, making space for ferns, lemon thyme, the red-toned lilies. I pitchforked a sketchy patch of weeds in … Continue reading

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Funkia!

Here’s to the readers of CatRutgers4art! You all inspire me, you really do, e.g., Karen D, who brings memory and gardening together in a comment that sent me out to collect and photograph the leaves below: “My mother called them … Continue reading

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And, Now, a Bit of Green

Let us harken back to the early days of the 2013 growing season, long before the riotous appearance of purple and orange and pink and yellow and red that currently, i.e., early July, festoons the gardens at Buckingham Road. Presented … Continue reading

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Beyond Perfect

Photo shoot, two sessions, May 27, 2012 – Word on the street is “I don’t remember the garden looking so jungley.” Indeed, it’s overflowing with vitality. Remember that super-intense composting project? See The Art of Compost for documentation. See below … Continue reading

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The Art of Compost: Do you promise to funk?

It began late last August: the campaign to make compost. First, there was a neglected pile of garden stuff, left in a heap all summer long. Greenish and soggy and hard to pull apart, but I did. And it was … Continue reading

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