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Bayfront Marin House
St. Augustine, Florida

The Spirited Gardener (Christmas)

The Spirited Gardener By Sandy Wieber I have a problem. I am addicted to Christmas trees. I mean, I don’t drink their sap or anything weird. I just buy them and put them up. I can’t find a 12-step program for it, or any kind of support group. In fact, my family seems to encourage … Read More

The Hungry Gardener

The Hungry Gardener By Sandy Wieber Had you asked me what a locavore was when I was growing up, I would have guessed it was something that we set traps for in the garden…or something that the cats caught and drug up onto the porch to show off. We didn’t think about eating local. Back … Read More

The Grateful Gardener

The Grateful Gardener By Sandy Wieber If you’ve come to this column looking for another rendering of a gardener’s cranky complaints, I’m afraid I may disappoint you. Oh, I was cranky last month…looking out over the spent blooms, the knocked down perennials, the tangle of weeds that had died in the frost (take that, you … Read More

The Flexible Gardener

The Flexible Gardener Last night, there came a frost, which has done great damage to my garden…it is sad that nature will play such tricks on us poor mortals, inviting us with sunny smiles to confide in her, and then, when we are entirely within her power, striking us to the heart. Nathaniel Hawthorne The … Read More

The Gray and Gloomy Gardener

The Gray and Gloomy Gardener By Sandy Wieber Take heed, fellow gardeners—you’ve almost made it! You have survived the most depressing day of the year. It’s a real thing, you know, this “most depressing day of the year” stuff. And it’s not the day of the first hard frost, although that’s a tough one to … Read More

Eating My Way Across Galveston: Part 2

Last year (which, I know, is 1965 in blog years), I wrote a blog about food in Galveston that I ambitiously titled Part One. I wasn’t really commenting on my ability to write several blogs on one topic (especially since I churn them out at the dizzying speed of one every couple of weeks), but … Read More

No Flowers for Algernon

It seems as if customer service has been done a dis-service yet again. Last week, a good friend of mine lost his mother. He lives in Texas; I live in Maryland. I called 1-800-FLOWERS to let him know that I was thinking about him. It’s a shame that 1-800-FLOWERS wasn’t thinking about me. I ordered … Read More

Playing Fort

When HTG was a kid, there was not much that I liked more than building a snow fort. One that was too small for grown-ups to even think about entering. Okay, I wasn’t going to live there long term, but the little bit of solitude was a delicious respite from the world. It wasn’t complete solitude, because … Read More