We scheme and we plan and we cross our fingers and we hope for a succession of blooms and then when everything blooms at once we say “Oh — Wow.” There’s a brilliant carpet of … Read more.
Hey, what’s that thing up there that’s all bright and making me feel kind of warmish? Could it be…? No… I don’t believe it. Yes – it’s true – the sun’s out! Yesterday’s gale dried … Read more.
Last night’s rain may have made a few of the daffodils face-plant but it brought out that delicious fragrance of spring that put the visual beauty almost in the background. Almost. I would have closed … Read more.
Whether you just filed last night or spent your refund check on groceries weeks ago, you deserve to treat yourself to another thing in life (besides death, heaven forbid!) that’s certain: Thousands of daffodils blooming … Read more.
The past couple of days have been on the brutally chilly side but I’ve seen quite a few bundled up people lingering on the grounds anyway. The reward is that spring is dallying while it … Read more.
Last weekend it seemed like a switch had been flipped and the dinge of winter was replaced by bright emerald – at least underfoot. And the dimmer-switch of daffodils, forsythia and other harbingers of spring … Read more.
Nearly everyone is badmouthing the weather. We are all, universally it seems, ready for spring by which we might all mean summer. We want to be warm now and surrounded by green growth and flowers … Read more.
The other day Gail brought in the new terrarium book – which happens to be called The New Terrarium: Creating Beautiful Displays for Plants and Nature by Tovah Martin. I haven’t read a word of … Read more.