July–August 2015: In the Garden

by Dixie Ferrer
Bouquet of Turnips
oil painting, 8 x 10 inches
by Dixie Ferrer

Dixie Ferrer is an artist, instructor, and gallery owner in Brown County. She says this is “one of several turnip paintings I have created, inspired by a visit to my mother’s homestead in the mountains of North Carolina. A whole truckload of turnips (leaves and all) were delivered to a little produce store across from the house where my mother was raised. I captured many visuals to use as reference for future artworks. I felt this was a special gift from my mother, who left this world many years ago. I think of them as ‘Mother’s Turnips.'” See more of Dixie’s work at ferrergallery.com.

Along with writer Pam Raider and yoga instructor Lee Edgren, Dixie will lead the workshop “Looking Back/Looking Forward: Exploring the Stories We Tell Ourselves,” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, in Brown County. Contact Dixie, 812-988-1994, for more information.

CONTENTS
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Hammock Satori
Backtard reverie. 
THOMAS P. HEALY
Ode to a Wilting Flower
A poem.
MIRANDA MAUREEN MARSICO
The Pooping Post
A poem.
MARLA ZIMMERMAN
Bowl of Cherries
A poem.
LIZA HYATT
Modest Murder
Life feeds upon death.
K. B. LAUGHEED
Tomatoes from the Vine
A poem.
CAROL L. MURSCHEL
Artifacts & Potshards
Evidence of the wisdom gained in the garden.
JEANNE MELCHIOR
Jenny’s Garden
A poem.
JOHN SHERMAN
Return to the Garden
A good way to take care of Earth for the long term.
RHONDA BAIRD
Real and Imagined Names of Indiana Wildflowers
A poem.
LIZA HYATT
Redefining Dominion
God’s words were misunderstood.
TED NOTTINGHAM
Lessons in Gardening
A poem.
ADAM HAMMOND
The Creative Compost Pile
Art meditations in the garden.
LIZA HYATT
Cover Crops for Healthy Soil
Put down your hoe! There’s an easier way.
KEVIN ALLISON
Japanese Garden
A poem.
JL KATO

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