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urban gardening

  • archive dig: springtime projects.

    It’s spring break here in New York. Childcare is in short supply, the need for low-stakes projects to keep kids occupied is high, the springtime impulse to clean out and start fresh and pay…

    March 30, 2021 2 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. these pockets. {and filling them.} 2. this oatmeal. {and the extra big bowlful.} 3. these well-loved gardening supplies. {and eager planters very ready for spring.} 4. this card game. {and one late night…

    March 19, 2021 4 Comments
  • tiny garden: microgreens, the beginning.

    Our microgreens experiment has only just begun. Freshly sown on their windowsill home, I don’t have anything in the way of sexy shoots to show you. My experience with growing these shoots at home…

    April 29, 2019 14 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. these peas and beans. {because, well, they’re growing!} 2. this sunscreen.  {so. many. recommendations. i bought this one for little guys (plus parents) and it’s not at…

    June 23, 2017 11 Comments
  • 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
  • jump-start on spring.

    Who can resist the pull of the pansy? In just a few weeks there will be so much more that’s interesting at the nurseries and farmers’ markets, but for now there are cheery bobbing pansies…

    March 17, 2014 5 Comments
  • a garden party.

    tea sandwiches | goat cheese, cucumber & chive endives | tomatoes, feta, and toasted almonds olives | lemon and salt forget-me-not plates special delivery | butter lane cupcakes cupcakes, sampled on saturday there was…

    June 25, 2012 36 Comments
  • flower escape.

    on friday, my sister and i ducked out of work early to meet at the greenmarket in union square. we  picked and chose and carried bags full of plants back to cait’s apartment. and…

    April 2, 2012 11 Comments
  • on paperwhites.

    there are some things worth jolting out of bed for. january sunlight streaming through newly blossomed paperwhites is one of them.  ps. if you have a hankering to see more of these miniature beauties,…

    January 20, 2011 14 Comments
  • new beginnings.

    hello, friends. i’ve missed you! we’re back, happy to be home again and nesting. i’ve been finding places for the new goodies we’ve picked up along our holiday travels and preparing the apartment for…

    January 4, 2011 12 Comments