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
Masses of Grasses…

Masses of Grasses…

Design & Garden Tips
Welcome new readers from Tuesday’s class at Audubon Adult Evening School; it was great to meet all of you and thank you for coming out to learn a bit about Autumn Gardens.  We had some laughs and heard about each others’ gardens–always the best part for me. Another part of our lesson: a list of great plants for the Autumn garden, and on this list, ornamental grasses. Grasses are great for several reasons and after reading ... Read more
A Nice, Cold Beer….

A Nice, Cold Beer….

Flowers Tis The Season
When I was about sixteen, one hot summer day in Buffalo, I saw Grandma pour herself a beer. I know your eyebrows just shot up. Mine did, too at the time. “Gram–I don’t remember ever seeing you drink a beer.” She replied, “I like one when it’s hot after I’ve been working outside. Back when I was a young married woman, we lived on the second floor of Buscia’s house.” (“Buscia” was ... Read more