The Hollyhock Hotel
Hollyhock collection courtesy Jonathan Sheppard of Sheppard Seed Company, UK
Hollyhock season is nearly over as we enter the fall season. I have enjoyed immensely their soft beauty in my garden. They now bloom annually along the side fence,...
The Timeless Magic of Itoh Peonies
tree peony, photo courtesy of Phillip Oliver
All gardeners love peonies and are usually familiar with the gorgeous tree peony, pictured above and the common herbacious peony, pictured below. I had a white herbacious peony planted next to my...
Oh, Happy Spring!
Worldwide, it would seem, we have patiently–or not so patiently–been awaiting a slow to emerge spring. I must confess to hoping and praying that spring would smile on me for my March birthday celebration, (and I did get my...
Know Which Plants You Grow Well
Chanticleer and Henny Penny
Happy New Year, dearest readers. I thought I’d begin 2019 by sharing a favorite story from my book Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom From the Garden. I do hope you will enjoy.
Know which plants you...
Gardeners and their Dogs
As a longtime gardening blogger I am fortunate to enjoy friendships with other gardening bloggers not just in America but in Canada and the UK and Europe. I dearly cherish those friendships. As I have gotten to know these wonderful folks and their...