Gifts for Gardeners…

Gifts for Gardeners…

Last week I featured Katie in my newsletter. Right now, she has settled in on my lap for a winter’s nap, duration to be determined. Or until the box truck pulls up to the curb in which case she will be up like a shot to defend me. Aside that,  it’s cold...
Simple Gifts…

Simple Gifts…

Just before Thanksgiving, a friend bemoaned an attack of  “stomach flu.” Oooooo Gives me the eebeegeebees just thinking about it, especially at holiday time. Another friend, trying to keep things in perspective, said, “Hey–I’m about a...
Season of Light…

Season of Light…

Season of Light… The garden is still, quiet, and a morning mist lingers following yesterday’s rain. Cranberry Viburnum leaves, the last lemon-yellow gold of the year, fall away, a singular bright spot at the back of the garden path as a leaf puddle against...
Going for the Gold…

Going for the Gold…

Last night Rob and I went into Philadelphia for the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society Award Reception, a celebration for the Green Garden contest I won. It was a proud and happy night for me and a wonderful way to salute the garden year. On a large, flatscreen TV,...
Soldier Gardens…

Soldier Gardens…

“Small pleasure must correct great tragedies, Therefore of gardens in the midst of war I boldly tell.” …….Vita Sackville-West So opens a wonderful book called Defiant Gardens: Making Gardens in Wartime by Kenneth Helphand. This fascinating book...
Fall into Autumn…

Fall into Autumn…

They’re baaaaaack! The hot temperatures– but you know this already. We did get some good rain last week but the wind’s been blowing and the humidity has been low, too–not a recipe for helping plants retain water.  On the way up the walk today I...
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