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Oasis in the City (My Calm Challenge)

Oasis in the City (My Calm Challenge)

Washington, D.C.

This is my (literally) postage-stamp-size garden, which is hard to photograph well but was spectacular this year, with crocus, daffodils, tulips, azaleas, peonies, hosta, clematis, dogwood and a lily that just bloomed. I don't have a green thumb by any means (in fact I hate gardening but love watching things grow), but have somehow managed to transform this into a nice little spot since we've been back from 15 years overseas (and 15 years of tenant neglect). People have even stopped and commented on it, which makes all the dirt and bugs and constant weed and ivy-ripping out worth it!

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