Thoughtful musings on various topics by interesting people at Blithewold
Partners in Shine
Two plants of different textures planted side by side often benefit visually from the others presence. The differing anatomy makes the details of each texture clear to the viewer, and if the colors balance each … Read more.
The urge to keep growing
Despite increasingly frosty temperatures some plants in the garden seem unable to resist the urge to keep growing and are lending a whole new meaning to the idea of “evergreen”. Usually by now have extolled … Read more.
Besides the visible beauties in bloom like the daffodils (about halfway towards peak!), forsythia, Cornelian cherry, maples and spicebush, my nose knows there are other less visible blooms too. Evergreens like Hinoki cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa), … Read more.
We’ve all been busy at Blithewold decorating for the holidays and Gail and I have had the particular pleasure of being reacquainted with the abundance of evergreens on the property. The other day we walked … Read more.