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Showing posts from November, 2014

High Anxiety

Now that it's aired, I will confess that my little suburban garden was recently featured on Central Texas Gardener .   Months of freaking out with every deep freeze, every plant that suddenly died, every arbor destroyed by freakish winds - in other words, every event that might naturally occur in the garden with the changing seasons -  all that nervous panic is finally over and I can go back to simply playing outside.  Why a "confession", rather than being pleased as punch?   Something about having my garden on CTG feels like bragging.  And i n my eyes my garden is messy, my own personal playground - not something worthy of a segment on that wonderful program.  It's where I go to test out new skills, like digging a pond ,  building a rainwater harvesting system , creating an  insect hotel , making a vermicomposting bin , or putting together a greenhouse with the help of a few friends.   Having my garden "go public" temporarily destroyed its tranqui