My father, Michele, was born in a small town in Italy called Bitetto, about 20 miles from Bari. He eventually bought a house in Canarsie, Brooklyn, that had a plot of land where he could do some gardening. He loved gardening and planted a lot […]
A Marigold of Mother As far as I recall, my mother has been planting tagetes [marigold] every Summer in Sardinia. On top of the cupboard, there is a little jar full of their seeds. I can picture her reaching for them, early in the morning […]
Click on the audio file above to listen to Maria read her story. “Nonna, why do you love flowers so much?” A question that my grandson asked me one beautiful Spring day. I smiled at him “honey the garden gives me peace.” I have […]
This is a story about trying to grow a plant where it doesn’t belong. I live in Colorado. But I am not from here. Colorado is lovely, but it is not home. Home is New England. Greater Boston, specifically, where my family still lives. But […]
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