July 20, 2017

Archives for April 2015

The Ice is Out

• By Janine Pineo • I managed to walk the dog on our two-mile woods loop Sunday. There were still pockets of snow where there are always pockets of snow. I think the last time I managed to do … [Read more...]

Just Call Me Stupid

• By John F. Chisholm • Learning that I'm stupid is a reoccurring experience. I wish that it weren't true. But, being strictly honest, it is. My latest reassurance came yesterday. Sometime in … [Read more...]

The Greatest Impact

In memory of Dorcas VanSchaick, 1925 - 2014 • By John F. Chisholm • November 4, 2014 — My mother's older sister, Dorcas, died this past Monday. My mother predeceased her. Dorcas represented the … [Read more...]

In the Throes of Senility

• By John F. Chisholm • I worry about senility. It's closer than I think. Alas! I have proof. My compressor died. It's true. (At least it was a clean, sudden death.)   The tank is sound. The … [Read more...]

That Michael Zuck Glint

A tribute to the Maine gardener who brought us along with him on his journey of discovery   • By Janine Pineo • Before me sits a pot of succulents on the desk; behind me is a myrtle on … [Read more...]

[an untitled poem] by Michael Zuck

Editor’s Note: Michael Zuck wrote several letters to his niece Lillie shortly before he died on March 7, 2015. His wife Gail shared them with Garden Maine. The five letters end with this essay — which … [Read more...]

An Essay: A Farewell to Spuds

Editor’s Note: Michael Zuck wrote several letters to his niece Lillie shortly before he died on March 7, 2015. His wife Gail shared them with Garden Maine. The five letters end with this essay — which … [Read more...]

Letters to My Niece: A Bit of Unexpected Fun

Editor’s Note: Michael Zuck wrote several letters to his niece Lillie shortly before he died on March 7, 2015. His wife Gail shared them with Garden Maine. This is the last of five, ending with an … [Read more...]

Letters to My Niece: Refer to Nature, Defer to Nature

Editor’s Note: Michael Zuck wrote several letters to his niece Lillie shortly before he died on March 7, 2015. His wife Gail shared them with Garden Maine. This is the fourth of five, ending with an … [Read more...]

Letters to My Niece: ‘Be the Change’

Editor’s Note: Michael Zuck wrote several letters to his niece Lillie shortly before he died on March 7, 2015. His wife Gail shared them with Garden Maine. This is the third of five, ending with an … [Read more...]