Author Archives: Jenny Koester

Design Challenge

This landless gardener has been quite busy in the gardens as of late. How do you manage that? you may ask. Easy! I am a volunteer gardener with the Adopt-a-Plot program at Ault Park, a Cincinnati park just a hop, …

Natural Gardening, A Garden Journal

Some garden blogs tell the story of gardening like a university course in horticulture and others lean towards photojournalism. And then there are those like Natural Gardening by Lisa Wagner that read like a gardener’s journal.  About four years ago Lisa …

Woefully Underdressed, Again

I have been a bit consumed with the adopt-a-plots at Ault Park lately. The gardens look wonderful and I want them to stay their best. If I had my way, all the adopt-a-plot gardeners would be at the park, each day, tending …

Coming Home

Coming home to a gardener means more than returning to the embrace of our family. Coming home means returning to the place many of us feel most at home, our gardens.

A Texas Treasure

“I garden on a rocky hillside in Central Texas. There are many challenges but then, with years of travel and multiple gardens under my belt, I have learnt that every garden has its challenges,” writes Jenny, author of the gardening …

Galloping Along on a Garden Adventure

As Patty, our fearless leader, was jet setting and rubbing elbows with the garden elite in San Francisco, I was pouring over guide books, busily compiling my bucket list for this year’s garden treks. It should come as no surprise …