The laziest man I ever met
put popcorn in his pancakes
so they would turn over by themselves.
W. C. Fields
Fresh popping corn bought from a local farmer each autumn has become a tradition for our family. Each Thanksgiving Day as we eagerly [...]
Mondays, 9 p.m. (ET) – 10:00 p.m.
What do you get when you add one garden topic, one guest host who specializes in that topic, an avid and friendly group of gardeners and Twitter? The answer is #gardenchat, a forum for sharing all things growing as well as a host of other [...]
I would rather sit on a pumpkin
and have it all to myself,
than be crowded on a velvet cushion.
~Henry David Thoreau
Our heirloom pumpkin harvest is still a few weeks off. Though the vines are starting to die back a bit and the [...]
“If you have an apple and I have an apple
and we exchange these apples
then you and I will still each have one apple.
But if you have an idea and I have an idea
and we exchange these ideas,
then each [...]
“Evolution has not been kind to the bees.”
Plant ecologist Robert Hellmann has a lifelong love of studying plants. His passion is now being lived out as he restores six acres of abandoned farm land to reflect the native wildlife areas of New York. His [...]
I’ve watched you now a full half-hour;
Self-poised upon that yellow flower
And, little Butterfly! Indeed
I know not if you sleep or feed.
How motionless! – not frozen seas
More motionless! and then
What joy awaits you, when the breeze
Hath found you out among the trees,
And calls you forth again!
~William Wordsworth, “To a Butterfly”
A gentlemen is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.
~George Bernard Shaw
I never know what new things I’ll discover when I visit local garden shops. On a recent trip to our favorite nursery we not only found several native plants to consider for [...]
I know the lands are lit
With all the autumn blaze of Goldenrod.
~Helen Hunt Jackson, Asters and Goldenrod
Today’s damp autumn weather has kept me indoors tending to the chores I left unfinished the moment spring’s first breath was upon the garden. It’s been [...]
Is not a kiss the very autograph of love?
Have you ever grown a plant for years only to have it slowly disappear, unnoticed perhaps, from your garden? I confess that though I keep a good record of what I have planted every season there’s a lot [...]
“It is always the simple things that change our lives.
And these things never happen when you are looking for them to happen.
Life will reveal answers at the pace life wishes to do so.
You feel like running, but life is on a stroll.