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Six years ago we bought a house in the city with a huge yard. It was a yard — not a garden. To me, there's a magnificent difference between the two. A yard is something you mow. A garden is a journey—it's something you love and respect—it's a compost pile you care for because you know it will grow healthy vegetables which in turn, feed your children; it's a single chair nestled into the farthest corner so you can look back and smile at her one minute before the sun is totally gone for the night; it's the roses' scratch marks on your arms and the dirt engraved in your knees; it's the complete joy of watching snakes wiggle across the grass, frogs sneak in under the privet, butterflies dance just outside the window, wrens raising a family in the dead tree you swear to never cut down; and of course, it's the sweetness of the first tiny piece of candy of the season - a cherry tomato.

Before March 2005 I was not a gardener. Every plant I owned died. I didn't know the difference between an annual and a perennial. I didn't know the definition of "full sun". I just woke up one morning and decided to plant some seeds with small hopes of transforming a yard—instead the yard transformed a girl.

This is my journey. A work in progress.

Happy Spring everyone!

Plant a seed.

Garden 2012

Garden 2012

83 photos

Garden 2011

Garden 2011

36 photos

Garden 2010 (my best year)

Garden 2010 (my best year)

57 photos, 1 video

Garden 2009

Garden 2009

22 photos

Garden 2008

Garden 2008

14 photos

Garden 2007

Garden 2007

18 photos

Garden 2006

Garden 2006

32 photos

Green Thumb

Green Thumb

19 photos

Kids + Gardening

Kids + Gardening

16 photos