You know what it is like to try to get everything just right in your garden. With digging, planting, planning, weeding, mulching, dividing, propagating—whew, gardening can be a lot of work. But more than that, and the reason why we were … Read Article
In the spirit of full disclosure, I have never grown vegetables. I am waiting for the review committee to revoke my Master Gardener standing because of this. In my mind I had pictures of ugly rows of crops, little visual interest … Read Article
One would think that this landless gardener would not have the same obsessions, the same single mindedness as those who own gardens have, but you would be wrong. Spring fever has struck me harder than ever before.
In one of my horticulture classes, there has been much discussion about the use of native verses non-native plants in the landscape. I do not presume to have the answer, but I know this much: intelligent conversation about all aspects … Read Article
Why do we love garden talks, shows and programs so much? The answer is simple, we are a social lot. Even though we may garden alone, we never really garden on our own. We rely heavily on books, magazines, blogs … Read Article
Ice and snow, freezing temperatures; it’s enough to make a gardener cry “Uncle!” One of the best escapes from the winter doldrums is reading garden blogs. That’s what I was doing last night as the freezing rain tapped against my … Read Article
Inside Krohn Conservatory it is warm and pleasantly humid. I can hear the sound of the waterfall in the center house as I make my way to the seasonal display room. This is as close to gardening as I have … Read Article