Whether it is a bouquet selected and arranged by grandkids or a perfect stand of big bluestem grass shimmering in the last sunlight of the day, it gift to be savored.
My Dad used to say: “No winter, not summer.” By that he implied that after a mild winter (which by Minnesota standards meant less than 4 feet of ice on the lakes and not too many days of 20 degrees … Continue reading
There is too much talk of war in the world, but it brings to mind that we gardeners have our own battles to fight. Most gardeners fear the impact of six-legged pests such as potato beetles or Japanese Beetles, yet … Continue reading
Color is the rule of the day right now. There are only a few flowers that haven’t bloomed. If April showers bring May flowers, then August showers bring the rest. The native prairie is a sea of color right now … Continue reading
It’s a narrow strip of land that separates the Atlantic Ocean from the North Carolina coast. The tiny strip appears as no more than a pencil line on the map of the North Carolina coast. Called the Outer Banks, the … Continue reading
The colors have arrived in full force. The week’s favorite native plant is the Lead Plant (Amorpha canadensis), with its intricate leaves and lavender spikes. Yet we can’t forget the stunning annuals and the luscious vegetables in the garden either. … Continue reading