Tour Brian Bixley’s Garden

– Posted in: Lilactree Farm

Essays on Gardening in a Cold Climate by Brian BixleyAs a result of reading my book review, Deborah of Garden Theatre wound up visiting Brian Bixley and touring his garden. Since her visit was in early spring, her photographs clearly illustrate the underlying design of Lilactree Farm. If you have been enjoying Brian’s occasional pieces here, you will want to go over to Garden Theatre and take the tour.

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.

~Adrian Higgins in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013

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Deborah at Kilbourne Grove June 8, 2011, 7:50 am

Kathy thank you for including my post about Brians garden on your web site. He is a wonderful person, with a very interesting garden that deserves to be more widely seen. Hopefully, I will be able to get back one day soon.