Gardening Advice isn't Horse Ca-Ca
Bayfront Marin House
St. Augustine, Florida

Gardening Advice isn’t Horse Ca-Ca

As a gardener, I’m always looking at other people’s gardens with envy and anger.

Why are their dahlias bigger than mine? How come I can’t grow lavender? How do they remember to water every night? Even nights that Bachelor Pad is on?

I spent my first few days at Mackinac Island filled with suspicion. I rubbed leaves between my fingers, certain that they were silk. I