Cottage Garden Discoveries

– Posted in: Plant info, Seeds and Seed Starting

One of the lovely things about gardening is that no matter how long (or short) you've been doing it, there's always so much more to learn and discover. Lately, I have been discovering "cottage gardening"--that serendipitous combination of flowers and vegetables and herbs, with the flowers being largely traditional and very fragrant. Last year was [...]

In the Garden with Jane Austen: Book Review

– Posted in: Book reviews

I first read Pride and Prejudice in grade school, when my grandmother put a volume of Readers Digest Condensed Classics for Children in my hands. I've read Pride and Prejudice (unabridged) several times since then, but I never had a good grasp of the culture of that day and missed some subtle humor in the [...]

Cottage Garden Tableau

– Posted in: Design, What's up/blooming

According to Zoey, A garden blog without pictures is like a hot fudge sundae sans the hot fudge. If you are really hungry for ice cream it might tempt you, but on most occasions you will pass it up. If that's true, I guess I've been serving up a lot of sauceless ice cream. Sorry, [...]