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When we first considered opening our garden, it was merely to share it with the neighbors and the many people who walk the long hill on which we live. Every day, heads bobbed over the five-foot tall hedge separating our garden from the street. Many would stop at the gate and peer in, and many asked questions.

When we bought the property five years ago, it was an abandoned horse pasture covered in weeds growing in clay soil. We had little time to spend on the garden, but we needed to get into the ground the many potted plants that I had moved along with our household belongings. We started planting them on the slope near the house, since that was the only place we could reach with a hose.

We asked tree companies to dump their truckloads of shredded tree trimmings all over the acre in front of the house. The steaming piles of mulch decomposed into rich soil while we were ignoring them. Eventually, my husband dug trenches and ran water lines out to hose bibs at several locations in the garden. We always water by hand wit...

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