Category Archives: Plants & Gardening

The Art of growing and cultivating plants: vegetables, flowers, fruits and ornamental plants. Focusing on eco friendly and sustainable techniques: guerrilla gardening, vertical gardens, edible yards, garden art, and more.

Propagating Friendship

Summer before last as we were getting ready to leave Paros, my neighbor and adopted sister, Angeliki, gave me some cuttings from her canna lilies. I carefully wrapped them and replanted them once back in Rome. One part I planted … Continue reading

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The Carpet

Despite the drizzle, we walked to the Chinese restaurant to have lunch. Leaves that once hung over our heads were now matted on the ground—a melancholic reminder of existential change.

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Observatory

Even a window has two points of view–one looking out, the other looking in. One belongs to me, the other belongs to you.

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Rita’s Periwinkle

My neighbor left flowers for me. I put them in a pot next to the door. They’re better than a welcome mat.

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Grow Your Own.

Volver and Wild Greens My dream was that of growing food on my terrace and always having something available to eat. I now realize that, under my present circumstances, my possibilities are limited—limited but not impossible. The easiest food source … Continue reading

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