…July in the summer garden : the plants that seemed
in May so fresh ( like young girls standing discrete…
pristine in their green uniform of promise )
now throw off all restraint No more apartness
they declare no space between They twine and
drape and lean against each other giddy…
display their petticoat parts Each night daylilies
paint new bright faces while among them thin
crocosmias sprawl their many arms ‘round all…
red mouths open …for bees …for birds …oh
delirious fecundity and fertile chaos!
But see there the sturdy sunflower fellow that
quietly parts the flash girls and grows tall? He
belongs to August September …the coming fall
Jan Kious, gardener extraordinaire, has been up to something that really speaks to our mission. For the past five years, she and her cohorts have been cultivating Cleveland in a big way through GardenWalk Cleveland. We couldn’t wait to interview her.
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Muddy pages: an occasional book review
The Soil Will Save Us
Author: Kristin Ohlson, published by Rodale Press, 2014, 241 pp.
The title speaks volumes for this entertaining, passionate, very well-researched book by a sometime Cleveland gardener. Kristin Ohlson delves into a misunderstood (and unglamorous) substance, emerging with engrossing stories about some fascinating people, their advocacy for the life underground and the real and potential miracles performed in partnership with “the incredible life in the soil.”
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Click the link below to hear Tom Gibson talking about what goats can do for you. Please be patient with the ad that comes first. And, thank you to Julie Washington of the Plain Dealer for publishing this article.
Goats at Shaker Heights church – Video _ cleveland.com