March 2008

Winner of the Nightshade Drawing

– Posted in: Miscellaneous

Congratulations to Mary Laverty, who won a copy of Nightshade, the newest novel in the series by Susan Wittig Albert. Mary followed the link on Susan's guest post to enter the drawing for the free copy. Each post in Susan’s blog tour has a unique link to a separate drawing for a copy of Nightshade. [...]

Visit Snowdrop Heaven: The Temple Nursery

– Posted in: Events, Snowdrops

My main snowdrop "patch" exactly a year ago. They are not so far along this year. Click the photo for a close-upWith all my blathering on about snowdrops, I almost forgot to mention that Hitch Lyman's garden will be the Garden Conservancy's first New York state event for their 2008 Open Garden Days on April [...]

Prime Thyme Mysteries 1

– Posted in: Book reviews, Plant info

Many thanks to Kathy for hosting me today! I'm delighted to be a guest at Cold Climate Gardening, to celebrate the launch of Nightshade, the sixteenth China Bayles mystery. China (for those who haven't yet met her) is a former criminal defense attorney who has opted for a quieter life as the owner of an [...]

Nan Ondra wins AHS Book Award

– Posted in: Book reviews

Congratulations to garden blogger Nan Ondra, whose book Foliage was awarded a Garden Book Award from the American Horticultural Society. According to the press release, "books are judged by the AHS Book Award Committee on qualities such as writing style, authority, accuracy, and physical quality." Go visit Hayefield and offer your congratulations.

Snowdrops: When Does a Bud Become a Bloom?

– Posted in: Snowdrops

You tell me: do I have blooms for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day? These snowdrops are the furtherest along of all that I have. They have "dropped"; that is, their buds are no longer pointing up, but have been released from their sheaths and are hanging from their pedicels. Now these… These are unquestionably blooming snowdrops--but [...]