Why do I garden? Why does an artist paint? Why does a pianist spend days practicing for an hour long concert? The truth is, I don't know why I garden. I don't know why I have an affinity for plants, a need to see them thrive, a hungering for their beauty. As a child, I [...]
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 [...]
I was one of several garden bloggers inteviewed by Doug Green for an article on garden blogging for The American Gardener, which is published by the American Horticultural Society. I thought the article was a good overview for beginners on the topic, not going too deeply into the technology behind blogging but maintaining accuracy. Really, [...]
In my series on Garden Blog Pioneers, I reported in the final part that Notes From Zone 4 was MIA. Well, they're back. If you ever had doubts that a cold climate garden could look good, take one look at their banner image and doubt no more. Then, appetite whetted, browse through their gallery. A [...]
I just want you to know I am continuing my resolve to get stronger for gardening. You got that right--it's not spring training, it's training for spring!
Gardeners know that the calendar year is an artificial construct. It's not even so much that the new year really begins in spring, as that to everything there is a season. Consequently, I find the concept of New Year's resolutions rather alien to my thinking and way of life. I am resolving to do better [...]