Rhizomes among us

NOTE: It is said that when you let a writer loose in a garden, you can expect perhaps-strange exultations framed by organic metaphors. Today I illustrate how that maxim might be true! While battling the gardener’s scourge that is Creeping Charlie, I found myself wondering why *rhizomes seem so widespread, so insistent and so successful. After a little research I found that this variety ofMORE...

Like an old squirrel?

Lately I’ve been looking out my window at the various places where I have planted, tended and harvested vegetables and flowers in past years. I’ve realized that I may have the same problem as some 1 older squirrels: I don’t remember where I put the nuts. (In my case, the seeds harvested from last year’s plants.) This may seem like a simple problem—just see what emerges when the ground warms, andMORE...

A weeding reverie

  If you’re not a fan of weeding, this entry might strike you as odd: This guy really enjoys pulling weeds! But if you read along or watch my thoughts, you might start to understand why I can rhapsodize about the never-ending task of weeding. I really like to weed. Especially after a soaking rain, when the weed roots don’t have a tight grip on the soil. Especially in the morning, before theMORE...

Bob Sitze

BOB SITZE has filled the many years of his lifework in diverse settings around the United States. His calling has included careers as a teacher/principal, church musician, writer/author, denominational executive staff member and meat worker. Bob lives in Wheaton, IL.

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