Hummingbirds don’t care if the lungwort (Pulmonaria) they visit are the specially bred varieties like ‘Benediction’, ‘Roy Davidson’, or ‘Excalibur’. If the flowers are blue, pink, or rose color, if the leaves are green, spotted or silver, it just doesn’t matter. I can imagine them chirping, “Just gimme some nectar!” I love to watch the… Continue reading Hummingbirds Love Lungwort
If you love cats, you might like to see the Turkish movie, Kedi, probably more than once. Honestly, I can’t wait to watch it again. I just viewed the trailer to get another little taste of the euphoria I experienced the other night at Cinema 21. This is a documentary, but it’s really a series… Continue reading Kedi: A Cat Lover’s Dream Film
At least once a year, definitely in the spring and sometimes in the fall, I hire some garden help for a massive cleanup. Just this morning, when my saviors, the Queen Bee Landscape crew, arrived in a pickup truck with an ample trailer, I breathed a sigh of relief! Three strong men strode into the… Continue reading I Get By with a Little Help
When a certain radio station cancelled In the Garden with Mike Darcy, the garden community objected stridently. But all our letters and emails didn’t help. The last show aired at the end of December 2016. Since then Mike continued to send his newsletter, but the big question was, what would become of Nerd Night? This… Continue reading Grassroots Efforts Save Nerd Night
“You’re just too deliberate, too conservative, and too much of a planner,” my husband Tom said. “Why can’t you be more spontaneous?” How embarrassing! However, he’s never shadowed me at a nursery or a garden center. Once in the presence of plants, all these qualities melt away. Passion for plants drives me to lose all… Continue reading Impulse Buying is Just Fine!
Do you buy plants without any idea where you will place them? Do you own a headlamp for slug hunting after dusk? Does your car have enough soil on the floor mats to germinate seeds? Is your night table collapsing under the load of garden books and plant catalogs? Do you daydream about plants, and… Continue reading Attention Plant Nerds!
The other morning I was peacefully writing when I heard a raucous racket coming from outside, so loud I couldn’t ignore it. Was it a pack of wild dogs? I went out expecting some catastrophe, but soon I recognized the sound of geese, honking as loud as fire engines. It took me a while to… Continue reading Here Comes the Sun!