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
Beak to Beak…

Beak to Beak…

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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
“Baby I’m the Bottom, You’re the Top!”

“Baby I’m the Bottom, You’re the Top!”

Plants
In keeping with what seems to be musical themes, this week I offer a line from Cole Porter. Nothing breaks me into song faster than Cole Porter music; it’s fun, witty with highly memorable tunes. If you’ve never seen the movie, “DeLovely” with Kevin Kline, take a peak some night when you are looking for something fun to watch. The old-fashioned Cole Porter songs are performed by many modern musical artists. This is first newsletter in a series ... Read more
The Grass is Greener…

The Grass is Greener…

Plants Tis The Season
Fred called the other day to say that he was worried about the coming cold temperatures and asked if he should cover his Paper Bush. We were lucky in that there was a bit of wind, which prevented frost from settling on buds and flowers. However, Fred also said he thought the cold snap seemed to take away the fragrance from his Paper Bush. As soon as we hung up I had to go outdoors and check: mine, too. Sigh. Like many things, it ... Read more
Oh the Yellow….

Oh the Yellow….

Plants
I’ve just returned from meeting my new grandson, Ian. What pure delight. Of course I tried hard to remember what my son, Nick, was like as a newborn in comparison. It’s easier being a grandparent, I can say that much. I remember being a very anxious new mother, worried about doing things “just right.” Nick turned out beautifully but I think more by his own doing than by my parenting and I ... Read more