Photo: Blooms long since spent, here’s a surviving (for now) patch of cranesbill geranium in my garden, with a hydrangea to the left and irises behind. Folks who aren’t gardeners might assume gardeners love all plants, like we are these saintly proponents of anything green and growing, with the exception, maybe, of weeds. But if … Continue reading Plants I regret adding to my garden
Photo: Here is my greenhouse in the fall, before the winter came to kick its ass and mine. My wonderful husband surprised me last year with a greenhouse! I should say that owning a greenhouse is a dream for me. I’ve had the pop-up tent kind, with the shower-curtain-type plastic pulled over a frame, but … Continue reading DIYDS: New Greenhouse, Who Dis?
This is a Hori Hori knife by Grommet. They aren’t paying me to mention them, but if they want to, I’ll take their money. I’m posting this the weekend after Thanksgiving, when tons of folks are out shopping for the holidays. Tomorrow is “Cyber Monday.” So, it’s the perfect time for me to write about … Continue reading FWIW: Holiday Gifts for Gardeners
Photo: Phil took a bare and bleak spot in his garden and turned it into this, bringing in colors and textures, plants of different heights, and a sequence that invites guests to keep exploring the view. I am grateful for Garden Twitter, and one of those lovely members is Phil Ross, so his is a … Continue reading 5 in 5: Phil Ross
Photo: This image is from earthsky(dot)org, but Falstaff is this fat and this smug, so it’s a good likeness. Our shed has been overtaken. The guests are uninvited; nonetheless, they won’t leave. We’ve tried to politely flicker the lights to signal the end of the party, to no effect. I’ll back up to explain that … Continue reading WTF: Party in my shed, I guess?
For a new post series, I am conducting interviews with garden professionals. The idea is five questions with answers, that will take folks about five minutes to read. This one features Jonathan Norman, of Jonathan Norman Gardens (Twitter: @JonNormanDesign). Photo: This is one of Jonathan’s gorgeous creations, which looks as stunning as it does cozy. … Continue reading 5 in 5: Jonathan Norman
Photo: One of Alan’s beautiful and unique garden designs. For a new post series, I am conducting interviews with garden professionals. The idea is five questions with answers, that will take folks about five minutes to read. The first is with garden designer and all-around-creative Alan Gardner. (Twitter: @autisticgardner) Q: How did you get into … Continue reading 5 in 5: Alan Gardner
Photo: This picture was taken in September. You can see my tomato plants trying to fight off Septoria Leaf Spot (and maybe blight?) and not quite succeeding. What’s the saying? Death, taxes, and tomato diseases come for us all? Something like that. Or maybe Hell hath no fury like tomato diseases? Whatever. My friends know … Continue reading FWIW: Fighting Leaf Spot on tomato and pepper plants
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