Fall planting season is underway, and I’ve ordered a passel of plants to pick up at Saturday’s Missouri Prairie Foundation plant sale–but I can barely bring myself to think about them, I’m so tired. I have seasonal allergies. Maybe you do, too? When it’s allergy season, thinking about anything else is tough. What causes allergies? […]
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Bright spots in a tough week
In a week filled with big stories, the news in my garden continues to be about free plants and discouraging pests—kind of a theme, come to think of it.
Late spring topics: peonies, rogue trees, and new plants
Achieving rhythm and repetition in a garden requires many plants.
The love and joy of gardening is the doing, not the having
This fall, one thing I will not be doing is raking and bagging.
Wonderful duty: being on the river
This week I’m taking a break from writing about gardening to tell about an experience I had recently picking up trash along the Missouri River.
Right plants, wrong place
It’s too hot outside to do anything but enjoy what’s working and plan for fall.
The Pursuit of Happiness
Sometimes it takes you away from the garden
Watering the garden, not the plants
Why rain is so much better for the garden than watering, peonies, and thank you, Kansas City Area Gardening Facebook Group
Gardening with dog
Something bad-ish happened in the garden this week.
Every day, without hope and without despair
Can you believe that just one week ago we were scurrying to save our plants from the freeze? Now that freeze feels like a lot of hype. We didn’t lose anything in our garden, except we probably won’t have blueberries, which the birds eat anyway. I suspect the fear of returning to dull, brown colorlessness […]