An Inspired Meditation on Gardening with Honeybees in Mind
Dandelions deserve a gold medal. One of the first links in that magical chain of events bringing dinner to our tables, this sunny flower is one of the first spring foods for bees. If bees survive the winter, they look to … Continue reading
The Transients of Spring
Spring feels like the most fleeting of seasons. It often keeps one foot planted in winter through much of April, then leaps into summer sultriness as early as May. Don’t waste another moment: get outdoors and enjoy the transience of … Continue reading
Now’s the Time —The Versatile Allium, Always a standout!
September is one of my favorite months— I look over my various perennial beds making decisions; some lethal, some regenerative, some purely aesthetic, others simply to satisfy a whim or an unusual must have plant. The tired, spent plants have either died back, … Continue reading
An Elusive Spring…
According to the calendar, March 21 was the first day of spring… Last week’s high temperatures seemed like a harbinger of spring but this week we’re in for another wintry blast. At this time of the year we would normally expect … Continue reading
Driving with the Buddha, or Creating a Meditation Garden
Because I am a landscape designer, friends often give me garden related gifts: everything from pruners to red-capped gnomes (which reside in the vegetable garden). This last Christmas a dear friend gave me a statue of a seated Buddha. It’s rather large, so it took … Continue reading
Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook by Dina Falconi– illustrated by Wendy Hollender
Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook written by Dina Falconi and illustrated by Wendy Hollender celebrates our local bounty and traditional foodways. Featuring beautiful, instructive botanical illustrations and delicious, enlightening recipes, Dina and Wendy share a long commitment … Continue reading
An Early Spring: will it be roses, radishes, or both?
My garden is precocious this year and I’m certain, if you are a fellow gardener here in the North East, that yours is too. Given an extremely mild winter and early spring, my internal clock is spinning and skipping and the … Continue reading