A Garden in Blue

When my mother died, back in 2005, I asked the young couple who bought her house if I could take a cutting from the beautiful blue hydrangea in her backyard…

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Lessons I learned in my garden.

In recent weeks I’ve had occasion to think seriously about the big issues of life, and found myself drawn more and more to my garden. Not only because it’s a…

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Summertime Meals with Herbs

For the past few months I’ve been doing classes and workshops on cooking with herbs, and the question I hear most often, usually expressed in plaintive tones, is this: “I…

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Frozen Flowers for Your Patio Drinks

Last July I taught you the secret of making herb-infused lemonade from scratch, to get that haunting fragrance and flavor without little green things sticking to your teeth. Now you…

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