Wine and Roses

Posted May 17th, 2013 by .

For the 23 years I’ve been a mother, my Mother’s Day desire is to spend the entire day, sunrise to sunset, gardening. Free of obligations.

It Followed Me Home

Posted April 27th, 2013 by .

It’s way too early to buy annuals. It’s still April. It’s still freezing every night. But roaming through my favorite nurseries and looking for motivation,
Sun behind ash

My Big Ash

Posted March 18th, 2013 by .

My tree has talent. Standing perfectly still, it snags flying golf balls like a major league shortstop. We haven’t lost a window in 13 years

Practice Makes Patience

Posted February 12th, 2013 by .

Most gardeners are old people. Why are there no young gardeners? They have perfectly agile fingers for planting seeds, yet they use them for texting.

Snow Bird

Posted February 7th, 2013 by .

When this ‘Betty’ Magnolia next to my front door rains pink flower petals on my sidewalk in the spring, it reminds me of a flower girl

The Painted Fireplace

Posted February 2nd, 2013 by .

Unfortunately, using real stone for this fireplace would cause it to collapse through the floor into the basement. Apparently 15 foot slabs of limestone and