A mural ornamenting a row of neighborhood garden plots in east Madison, Wisconsin.
And change this Garden for a Paradise.
-- John Aubrey, from the epitaph for the Tradescants
Methinks my own soul must be a bright invisible green.
-- Henry David Thoreau
A perfect beauty of a sunflower! a perfect excellent lovely sunflower existence! a sweet natural eye to the new hip moon, woke up alive and excited grasping in the sunset shadow sunrise golden monthly breeze!
-- Allen Ginsberg, from "Sunflower Sutra"
Enclos*ure is my online notebook about the ways we carve gardens out of the larger landscape and create places of refuge, pleasure, and imagination.
I live in Kigali, Rwanda.
No day is right for the apocalypse.
-- William Matthews, from "The Waste Carpet"
A garden is a lovesome thing, God wot!
-- Thomas Edward Brown, from "My Garden"
I have a certificate in Landscape Design from George Washington University. I’m also a State Department Foreign Service spouse and have lived and made gardens in five countries in Africa in the last twenty-three years. I currently live in Kigali, Rwanda.
Contact me: email@example.com
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