On Visiting Bloedel Reserve

If you have a garden and a library you have everthing you need.–Cicero I’ve been doing a lot of walking in the Seattle area these past several days, while visiting my daughter and family. As a gardener back home in Kentucky, it’s nice to see what cool temperatures and ample moisture can do for making verdant landscapes and, maybe more to the point, motivating green … Continue reading On Visiting Bloedel Reserve

BEE Alert

Recently I posted about the plight of butterflies, especially that aerial tiger, the monarch butterfly. I mentioned that I’m trying to certify our backyard as a way station. But while I’m at it, bees also play a vital role in planning a pollinator garden. You may be aware that bees have been disappearing over the last several decades. And we haven’t known why–that is, until … Continue reading BEE Alert

Lexington Garden Tour (2013): Highlights

And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow, Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings; There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow, And evening full of the linnet’s wings.  (William Butler Yeats) Had a great time yesterday taking-in the annual Lexington, KY garden show, with ten city gardens on display at a bargain … Continue reading Lexington Garden Tour (2013): Highlights