Winter’s End

Can it be already two weeks since I sat on the beach, watching our host David water his sea grape transplants on Peter Bay? They needed the help. The height of the dry season, David told me.  I left frozen garden beds under piles of snow, but I could feel them calling to me.It’s notContinue reading “Winter’s End”

Suburban Growing…But Not Plants

Lately, I have been trying to un-aquire stuff. Trying to peel down, through layers of accumulated possessions, that grew up around us in our 30 years of marriage. The layers that moved with us from MD to PA last summer, and currently fill FOUR storage units and our apartment. Yes four. It’s embarrassing. I hadContinue reading “Suburban Growing…But Not Plants”

Oh Oh…IgG-o

Queen of Procrastination, I have avoided writing this post for 19 months A record? Hah.  But now, after lying dormant, the Suburban Gardens blog entombed perhaps and clinging to a reed like a sleeping caterpillar, now emerges transformed! And from henceforth —- Wait, let me start at the beginning. Two summers ago,  HUGE CHANGE ploppedContinue reading “Oh Oh…IgG-o”

From the Plastic King to Spring

(Above: one Brussel with muscle.) It’s the Olympics, so it must be time to start seedlings. That’s my measure. And whereas last week it was still solidly winter, this week Maryland will begin her flirtation with spring, rising to 70, before dropping us into the 30s again.  Another signal. Maybe a dare: get ready!  Suddenly,Continue reading “From the Plastic King to Spring”

Are Your Clothes Killing You? Or Merry Microplastics & Happy New Year

It was the choking sea plankton that got me. The topic for Suburban Growing is gardening: growing your own food in suburbia, and tangentially health. During this off-season, while our gardens rest peacefully covered in leaves (that’s the goal and I’m confessing nothing) and snow, we have an opportunity to address larger issues associated growing and eatingContinue reading “Are Your Clothes Killing You? Or Merry Microplastics & Happy New Year”

Cornucopia

https://www.instagram.com/p/BWv2O_MDIqF/ This has not been a stellar year for the Simons gardens, as I may have mentioned before. And even so, EVEN SO, once you start really paying attention to what is growing in your yard it is amazing what there is there to eat. For instance, how about this. Scrolling through Instagram (cell phoneContinue reading “Cornucopia”