Joan E. Bauer: The Sisterhood of Buddleias
Sarah plants a butterfly bush
for the purple, nectar-rich splendor in a pot.
Hannah wants some pink extravagance
to beckon hummingbirds.
Sharon Fagan McDermott: This Against the Night
Sweet hyssop and the sweltering hives
from which sail bees, their resolute flight
into July, into my garden.
Shanna B. Tiayon: Serotonin and the Garden of Good Eating
The garden was literally healing me. The low to mild depression I had been cycling in and out of started to break, and I felt lighter, happier, and more self-accepting.
Linda Ingroia: What Is Mud’s Dirty Little Secret?
It’s a double-edged sword. … The more we put up barriers, the more we reduce our human microbiomes.
Judith A. Brice: Prolepsis of Emerald
On the calendar we see the bold square, marking the number 21 in March, marking our hope, our deep breath— 21, our emerald prolepsis, our brain’s fast synapse between withdrawal … Continue reading
Susan Sonde: Kinesis with Garden Implements
Shallow the trough of words between us, the grammar of inchoate usage. I am here and you aren’t saying much. Be complicit with me, inhabit my wherefore so apprehensive. I … Continue reading
Kristophe Green & Dacher Keltner: Nature Is So Good for You That Even Watching It on TV Improves Well-Being
Watching a few minutes of “Planet Earth” can lead you to feel 46 percent more awe and 31 percent more gratitude. Humans have long intuited that being in nature is … Continue reading
Molly Fisk: Wealth Measured in Persimmons
Despite my best efforts, I’m a pioneer-woman-manque: I want to be Laura Ingalls Wilder, but I don’t have the stamina for it. I let kale and beet greens get fuzzy … Continue reading