Green Summer

by Alice M. Swaim No farther than my fingertips, No weightier than a rose, The essence of green summer slips Into a waiting pose.  The tilted bowl of heaven Has spilled its blue and gold Among the vines and grasses Where autumn is foretold.  Skylarks trill the melody, Crickets cry it over; Summer hides her…

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There is nothing that can beat eating fresh food from the garden.   It seems every meal around here has fresh basil lettuce from the garden and little cherry tomatoes. Today, I was at my favorite olive oil store, and they sell this little gizmo called the Zip Slicer. You load it up with your…

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Old Garden Chair

by Alice M. Swaim I need no Rosemary nor Rue for my remembering, No faded flower, no lock of hair, Not even spring.   When all the wind is your sweet voice And all the rain, your tears, There’s no way of forgetting Immortal, radiant years.    As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by…

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Alice Mackenzie Swaim

by Alice M. Swaim Old garden chair sagging with the weight of a single leaf.    As featured onThe Daily Gardener podcast: Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of all. Alice M. Swaim

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Is your garden new to you this year? Recently at a garden center, I ran into a woman who had just moved. She was tentatively buying just a few plants – curious to see what would work in her new space. One of the things we ended up talking about was the micro-climate she had…

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