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My View: gardening and writing share common roots

My View: gardening and writing share common roots

By Howard Wolf

My small garden is a retreat from a world that sometimes seems out of control, untended. It’s neither as grand as Versailles nor as exquisitely trimmed as a 300-year-old bonsai, but it is an expression of my sensibility and related to one of my other passions: writing.

Both gardening and writing require labor, and neither becomes aesthetically pleasing overnight. I started writing at age 15 and only published my first short story after a decade of rejections at age 29.
I bought my…

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