About Forest Garden



Forest Garden blog began as a way to share information with friends and neighbors facing many of the same gardening challenges we face, in similiar circumstances.

In the beginning, a great deal of information about deer resistant plants, ways to keep deer away from the garden, and strategies to keep voles from eating said plants from the roots up found its way onto these pages.

Since then, Woodland Gnome has continued to document the turning of the seasons in photographs, and to share bits of poetry, book reviews, essays on gardening topics, favorite quotations from other authors, and the occasional recipe with the loyal and patient followers of Forest Garden.


Colocasia tubers, also known as Taro, are a delicacy in many tropical areas.


Woodland Gnome is a “dirty hands gardener.”  In a former lifetime, the Gnome also taught middle school students for nearly 30 years.  Combining a love of literature and learning with the compulsion to plant things and watch them grow results in an odd mix of subject matter on this blog.  When not writing, gardening, taking photographs, or visiting with friends, The Gnome may be found mucking about in the kitchen with sourdough starters and other such delicious projects.

Because it has become necessary to post a disclaimer, I have written one for anyone who may have the “need to know” :


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Lifelong teacher and gardener.

14 responses to “About Forest Garden

  1. Hello Woodland Gnome, I hope all is well in your gardening world. A few months ago you asked if I could contact you once my book, A Walk to the Water, was available. Well, it now is! You can get it from SilverWood Books or a number of other online book stores. It’s raining here in Bristol, England, but the autumn colours push through regardless 🙂

    • Congratulations on completing your book and getting it to market! That is such a blessing for all those who now can absorb it and see the world through your mind and heart. Thank you for letting me know it is available; we will take a look for it. It was raining here in Virginia yesterday, but the sun is out this morning. The colors seem almost more intense when the leaves are wet, and viewed against a cloudy sky. Best wishes as you plan your next adventure, WG

      • Thank you for your thoughts, it’s certainly a wonderful thing to have such magnificent memories bound neatly and artistically into a book.

        I was talking to my father just days ago about that very observation, the brightness of wet leaves on a cloudy day. I hope they are just as beautiful today as they were a few days ago. Danny

  2. Hello! I just nominated you for the 3 Days 3 Quote Challenge if you would like to participate. You can check out my blog for the rules. https://unexpectedincommonhours.wordpress.com/2015/06/22/3-days-3-quotes-challenge-day-two/

    • Thank you for thinking of me? 😉 You know I love using quotations too, so I will play along. I may not nominate three others every day, however. I’ve been reading some very thoughtful essays by bloggers who have chosen to stop accepting “Awards,” likening them to chain letters. I rather like the challenges, though. Thank you for the link you created to Forest Garden. Best wishes, WG ❤ ❤ ❤

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