Autumn Mourning

– Posted in: Garden chores, Meditations, What's up/blooming

The weather has been glorious. Perfectly blue skies providing a backdrop as the leaves change to their brilliant autumnal colors. It makes my heart sing--and mourn.Not because winter is coming, per se. I live in a cold climate; winter is supposed to come.But not before I get through my gardening list! Yes, by the time [...]

Fallscaping: Book Review

– Posted in: Book reviews, Design

Inspiring Ideas and Photos Take the Autumn Garden to the Next Level I'd read several books by Piet Oudolf and by Wolfgang Oehme, but I never really "got" the fall garden until I read Fallscaping, by Nancy Ondra and Stephanie Cohen. Somehow those two American women made gardening in the fall accessible to me in [...]

Colchicum Foliage

– Posted in: Colchicums, Plant info

How could this happen? After explaining to Zoey in the comments of this post what colchicums were, I realized I had never shown what the foliage looks like. It's not exactly breathtaking, so I don't have many photos of it to share. I had to scan in this photo, which was taken in my very [...]