FRIDAY FLOWERS: IT’S WINTER!

It’s deep winter and not much is happening in the garden. Now, that’s not a surprise to you, is it? How do you feel about the extended break from being out in the garden? I’ve been wondering how others feel about this and how, and what, you do in this “down” time. I know, there […]

FRIDAY FLOWERS: TIME TO REJUVENATE THE GARDEN BEDS

Garden Rejuvenation = Lots of Digging Two of my garden beds inside the terrace area were in need of some attention. The soil was awful: the dahlias never did well there, the largest hydrangea (left from the previous owner) was pink despite my adding acid to the soil, any lily I planted would have one […]

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

This should probably be called a “Gift Guide for Gardeners” because, as you can imagine, I zero in on all things garden related. I’ve found all sorts of distinctive and, while not really unusual, they ARE off-the-beaten-track kind of items. First of all let’s focus on some new garden books. Do you know Monty Don?  […]