True Love…

True Love…

Plants
When I got around to ringing my friend Jeff back yesterday, I said, “So sorry I couldn’t take your call; I was wrestling with a Viburnum.” He said, “Did you win?”  “No, ” I said, “I think the only remediation is chain saw.” But you need the back story. About ten years ago when we were first installing this garden,  I purchased a whole bunch of plants from a nursery that has since gone ... Read more
Counting Down…

Counting Down…

Tis The Season
Yesterday I had to blink and look twice–I saw Chipmunk out from hibernation snacking alongside the birds on the seed I just scattered. Maybe he fell for some fake news that spring has arrived while the rest of us are still counting down. I hope he’s correct in his assessment, even though his friend Ground Hog has yet to let us know his thoughts on the topic. Knowing  February can be a wicked weather month for us, I hope Chipmunk ... Read more
Wonderful Winter…

Wonderful Winter…

Design & Garden Tips Plants Tis The Season
The conversation went something like this: Gabi: “Mom, I hate the way this hair color looks compared to the re-growth.” (Back story: A few months ago, Gabi entrusted her waist-length locks to a just-out-of-beauty-school girlfriend for a complex ombre style. As you can imagine, it didn’t go just right and the color correction resulted in the need for a very dark color to go on top to cover it.)  ... Read more