Monthly Archives: November 2011

Dig Deeper

Being a gardener doesn’t mean we just dig holes and plant stuff. We nurture. We primp. We love on our plants. And our soil. And our experience. And it loves us back, or we wouldn’t keep doing it! I feel deep gratitude and thank-full-ness.

Nightmare on Elm Street

This was supposed to be my Halloween story, but it was superseded by a snowstorm and some wonky looking grasses. So now, close your curtains, and turn down the lights…..this is one scary story…. He was standing in front of me with a very tense look on his face. “Just wait. Just wait til you

Seasonal Snobbery

I drove by and slowed down. Yesterday the business had a parking lot with lovely rain gardens. Arching grasses danced over the edges of the asphalt parking lot. Today it had cinched, leaning, dead foliage clumps decorating the same parking lot. Perhaps 30 of them. Winter interest, it is not. “Who was thinking what?”, I

Seasonal Snobbery

I drove by and slowed down. Yesterday the business had a parking lot with lovely rain gardens. Arching grasses danced over the edges of the asphalt parking lot. Today it had cinched, leaning, dead foliage clumps decorating the same parking lot. Perhaps 30 of them. Winter interest, it is not. “Who was thinking what?”, I

Emotions ran high…

An October snow? What? Well snow it did. Heavy, mean snow. That morning on our FB page, I encouraged gardeners to go out in their gardens at 1pm and again at 4pm to shake the heavy snow off the trees. The autumn leaves were still attached, causing the possibility of serious jeopardy.