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 [...]
My very soul is wedded to it,
and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth
seeking the successive autumns.
- George Eliot
I love autumn! Everything I have enjoyed (and sometimes endured) with the summer garden is [...]
Nasturtiums (Tropaeolum majus) are known and loved by gardeners everywhere for their ease, adaptability and colorful showy blooms so cherished by hummingbirds. It’s no secret that the the leaves, buds, flowers, unripe pods and seeds are all edible, but there’s often questions as to just how to use them. [...]
Risk! Risk anything!
Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices.
Do the hardest thing on Earth for you.
Act for yourself. Face the truth.
It’s always good to try new things. I’m not always [...]
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives,
nor the most intelligent that survives.
It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”
Everything in the garden is a surprise this season. The chilly weather, the prolific weeds, the endless rain… [...]
are a proud assertion that
a ray of beauty
outvalues all the utilities of the world.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The sudden onset of beautiful sunny weather had me outside sowing seeds, clearing beds and just plain enjoying the mild days. With the garden well underway and the first day of spring officially here I think it’s a great time to share a few of my favorite pictures from “Gardenscape” the Rochester, NY flower show. [...]
Flowers really do intoxicate me.
Thirty-four days until spring, a good time to plan ahead for the summer garden! Annuals are plants that complete their life cycle within one year and include many of the garden’s most useful flowers. They offer wide-ranging colors and forms, blooms for [...]
While I sift through seed packets and sketch out garden plans for the summer garden I am reminded again just how valuable heirloom seeds are. The history and heritage of each is a fascinating look back at gardening in countries all over the world. Seeds were lovingly collected and saved, safely tucked away for the [...]
“Before the seed there comes the thought of bloom.”
With 2010 seed selections becoming available it’s not too soon to begin planning the summer garden. If you’re considering planting a garden for the first time (or know someone who is and need gift ideas), this list of easy-to grow vegetables will [...]