Garden “siblings” and soulmates

I enjoy all kinds of gardens, and I’m glad that there is so much variety out there in the gardening world. City-dwellers planting in balcony pots, people who have meticulous edges and pruned bushes, wildflower gardeners, rock gardeners, formal and wildly informal, topiary and ponds, shrubs and annuals. The gardens reflect the tastes, abilities, and…

Quick garden update

The semester officially ended for me when I sent in the students’ grades on the 18th. There’s plenty more to do in the office, of course: planning next semesters’ courses and doing some summer research, etc. But the schedule is relaxed, and there’s plenty of time for gardening–which is where I’m heading next. I’ll write…

Full on Springtime

  The Mother’s Day party was a wonderful success–sunny, a little cool and fairly breezy. It was made more festive because someone (bless her) brought a small grill and made hot dogs. Others brought yummy food, including a quiche made with wild leeks! I was busy in the garden of course up to the very…

a virtual garden tour, May 1st

Yesterday afternoon under a dark sky I wandered around the yard taking pictures. Here is a tour of the main gardens, and then I’ll put some of the individual plants. We will start in the back yard: As you can see I still have some “clean up” to do in terms of removing last year’s…