Simplify the Holidays: Give the Gift of Gardening

The clock is ticking down the days, hours, and minutes to the celebration of Christmas. Hanukkah has come and gone. Kwanzaa will make an appearance, as well as the Solstice, Yule, and Saturnalia. And we can’t forget the New Year. There’s lots of celebrating going on this time of year, and lots of opportunities for giving gifts. Perhaps it is a little Charlie Brown-ish of … Continue reading Simplify the Holidays: Give the Gift of Gardening

A gardener’s holiday gift list

Let’s take a few minutes now to talk about some last-minute details about the holidays. Of course, many people work themselves into a frenzy around the holidays. But that’s not what the holidays are really about. They are about simplicity, about family and friends, about reflection and, for many, religious observance.

Now, there is more than one holiday this time of year. Christmas, of course, plays the lead. But there’s Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, solstice and Yule. People even celebrate the imaginary Festivus, created for an episode of “Seinfeld.” Continue reading A gardener’s holiday gift list