tiny garden

  • springtime perfection, or close enough.

    I’ve always been something of a perfectionist apologist. Why not strive for perfection, I’ve thought. A little aspiration never hurt anyone, I’d say. And I still mostly stand by those words. But the problem with…

    March 14, 2016 31 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #128: Indoor/Outdoor Houseplants. I’ve got a fickle relationship with my houseplants. On one hand, I want a house that’s filled up with green things. Life! Breath! Fresh air!  On the other hand, too…

    July 21, 2015 8 Comments
  • tiny garden: june growth check.

    I can’t decide. Is writing a mid-June garden update the hobby gardener’s equivalent of sending around a holiday letter? Regaling weary family members with stories of your basil’s first shoot the way someone else…

    June 11, 2015 16 Comments
  • tiny garden: growing herbs in the city.

    Our window boxes, from above. Italian parsely and thyme. Weathered window boxes and herb starts. A tiny purple basil start. So much about city gardening success lies in the expectations. Tiny city window boxes…

    May 13, 2015 9 Comments
  • adventures in urban gardening.

    Okay, I did ask for permission. But taking over my building’s gardens still feels just a little bit like going rogue. They don’t belong to me, after all.  I’ve been fussing with these two…

    June 11, 2013 11 Comments
  • may rain.

    Rainy weekend window box views. Rain on green things is so much better than rain on concrete things, don’t you think?…

    May 20, 2013 12 Comments
  • starting seeds.

    Even though today is the dreariest day on record–well if it it isn’t, it must be awfully close–there’s a tiny spot of spring in this apartment that I’ve been doing my very best to…

    March 12, 2013 7 Comments