It got up to 51 F yesterday, so I took a walk to see what I could see. And what did I see, but my first glimpse of snowdrops: What! You can't see them? Look closer: Oh…you didn't think I meant snowdrop flowers, did you? For that you'll have to wait another two-and-a-half months. Seriously.
I have always loved picket fences. They just look so neat and orderly, and they let flowers peek through. When we first moved here I would look out the window and daydream about a picket fence around the front and at least part way up the sides of our property. I would debate within my [...]
One of the nice things about short winter days is that it's not too difficult to get up before sunrise. These two photos were taken a bit after seven thirty in the morning. It's not going to be much of a white Christmas, I'm afraid. Sunday the snow pack was dissolved by rain and highs [...]
For those of you just joining us, this past fall I spent a week traveling to visit friends in Austin and to attend the Garden Writers Association symposium in Oklahoma City, where I agreed to be part of a team presenting on garden blogs. My original intention was to chronicle my entire trip from airport [...]
Not too long ago I was ruminating on the possible reasons why more older gardeners aren't blogging. Besides all the reasons I mentioned in that post, there was also a more personal reason for thinking about it. Let's face it, this is my future we're looking at. Already my vision is worse than it used [...]
Many gardeners want to pick out their own tools, but appreciate a thing of beauty that reminds them why they garden in the first place. So why not check out the following? Many of these beauty-makers are bloggers as well. I first came across Elizabeth's Flowers--the blog--which led me to her store of the same [...]
I met Jessica Walliser at the Garden Writer's Symposium in Oklahoma City earlier this year, and after meeting her and learning all that she was up to, I'd knew you'd want to meet her, too. When she asked me to review her book, it seemed like the perfect time to ask for an interview. How [...]
The subtitle of Grow Organic: Over 250 Tips and Ideas for Growing Flowers, Veggies, Lawns and More by Doug Oster and Jessica Walliser reads "for first-timers and old-timers alike," but I think it excels at helping veteran gardeners who have been using chemical fertilizers and pesticides to make the transition to an organic approach. Friendly [...]