"Though I do not believe
that a plant will spring up
where no seed has been,
I have great faith in a seed.
Convince me that you have a seed there,
and I am prepared to expect wonders."
- Henry David Thoreau
I like to dig in the soil and watch plants grow. I'm not particularly good at gardening, but when things do work out, the rewards are awe-striking. This blog is a documentary of my progress in the garden, an excuse to write about botany and the amazing things that plants do, and a space to share recipes and ways to prepare the foods that come from the garden.
I started this blog as a way to share my gardening escapades with a few of my aunts who are avid gardeners. At the encouragement of my friend Liz (who now writes Hudson Valley Green), I continued for a second year and then I just kept writing. After a year-long hiatus to focus on grad school and find a new home 3,000 miles away, I've found myself with a new garden in a new climate - I have much to learn.
My blog's title is taken from Henry David Thoreau's essay on seeds and the amazing potential tucked inside.
I hope you enjoy seeing my garden grow!