The garden has peaked. The milkweed has faded, the rudbeckia is shriveling, and while a few flowers power on, the climactic moment has passed. The big show is about over. This is a good time of year for taking stock, as people do. Did projects go as planned? Did I get the results I wanted? […]
Category: Garden Reflections
I feel like I waited all winter for March. Now it’s here and all I want is for it to be April.
Welcome 2023! For so long winter has felt like it just wouldn’t budge. Then, all of a sudden, it budged. Birds are back. Finches are at the feeder. Yesterday I saw a dove. The first green spikes of daffodils have poked through some brown oak leaves. Today is dreary and cold, but the sky is […]
Everybody loves the idea of a secret garden, but I’m not exactly sure what one is. What makes a garden secret? How is that different from private? My husband says ours is almost a secret garden because it’s in back and passers-by don’t realize we have such a profusion of flowers and wildlife back here. […]
This is a highly miscellaneous post about various excitements: spring cleanup, seed starting, and an upcoming conference about environmental writing, Epicenter 2022
This is February? Brilliant sunshine, blue sky, sixty degrees? The gardener in you may be awakening, but don’t start digging yet.
This fall, one thing I will not be doing is raking and bagging.
My wild garden had a couple visitors recently, good friends whose opinions about it differed. One thinks my garden is a disaster. The other finds it lovely. Who is right? Looking over the shagginess, I think they both are. The rudbeckia that bloomed all summer, delighting us with its insect visitors and wonderful scent, is […]
August is a time of abundance for many gardeners, especially ones who planted zucchini.
It’s too hot outside to do anything but enjoy what’s working and plan for fall.