A lot has been written about flowers and gardening. While some of it is sublime and a lot of it is hyperbole, most of it is just amusing.
As the New Year unfolds, Louise Beebe Wilder's words help us to understand ourselves through the metaphor of our garden.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson used a garden metaphor when he wrote about an old year coming to a close.
One of the disadvantages of gardening in a cold climate is that we have no flowers in our gardens at this time of the year.
There is pleasure in just working outside since we realize winter will soon close in and closing us indoors.
As the growing season ends and we look at our gardens with a critical eye, we often wonder if we should make changes in overall design.
I was given my Callicarpa as a gift, and it is certainly a gift that keeps on giving.
So much has been written about color in the garden, but in recent years there has been a trend to include touches of black.
I love it for its wealth of golden flowers, which fill my vases from mid summer to mid fall.
Sometimes there are wet spots in a garden that need permanent plantings to convert a liability into an asset.