Garden Style…

Garden Style…

Whimsey
“We are stardust, we are golden…..And we got to get ourselves back to the garden.”   –Joni Mitchell I am more than just occasionally tardy and I know it is a bad habit. I was late to an evening appointment today but I feel it was for a good reason: the sun was on the lemon-yellow tree peony with such bright perfection I had to stop and take a good look. And a photo. ... Read more
Tools of the Trade…

Tools of the Trade…

Design & Garden Tips
A few years ago I was deep into the spring clean up and had hauled many rounds of debris to the curb to await borough collection–some stacked in piles, the rest in refuse cans. I knew the truck was close by because Katie gave me a three-bark alert. I continued to work when I heard two masculine voices say, “Look at all this. I don’t think I can lift this container ... Read more
In the Dark Garden….

In the Dark Garden….

Plants
In the Dark Garden… I’m thinking the garden is a whole different place when the night creatures come around in comparison to how I see it by daylight. I’m thinking of wide-eyed cats in moving along the perimeter of the fence, small mice emerging from their holes in the walls, owls looking down at the whole of it from a perch in the pin oak. Last week I noticed some “calling cards” on the patio chairs. Hmmm…..My best guess ... Read more
Perennial Favorites….

Perennial Favorites….

Flowers
They were slooooow coming, this season’s perennials. Despite the cold snap that froze the about half the buds slap off the Camellia, nearly all the buds off the Star Magnolia, most of the perennials stayed low and held off pushing out–which was a good thing. I don’t think I ever had as fine a stand of Bluebells and Woodland Phlox. But I’m getting ahead of myself. I consider perennials to ... Read more
Beak to Beak…

Beak to Beak…

Plants Uncategorized
This morning, just before 7 AM, a pair of Cardinals sat side by side at the top of the bird feeder. Bright male turned his head and gave what looked like a kiss to his demure partner on his right. A few moments later, she  turned to him and did the same. Pure charm and love is in the air in Green Jeannie’s garden. I know, though, that they were waiting patiently for me to ... Read more