Gardens take on a special look in fall. With leaves falling and plants turning brown, the landscape looks more relaxed.
Shorter days and the end of the blooming season make each flower more appreciated: the final roses, the ubiquitous chrysanthemums, a wild-card zinnia, a dahlia.
I have container envy. My garden has too many beds and too many weeds right now. Every August I wish I had only containers to tend.
I have taken to eating every meal I can out in our garden. This morning the chairs and benches were too wet, so I sat on a dry brick step at the top of a covered porch. By lunchtime everything was dry, so I sat in a wooden chair to eat and look around.
With all of the rain this year the oakleaf hydrangeas, planted last year, have taken off.
At this year’s Celebration of Art benefit for the Cylburn Arboretum Association, sculpture was shown for the first time. Although every one of their floral arrangements at past Cylburn events has been eye-popping, this year Nolley & Fitzpatrick Event Design created a sculptural masterpiece. Continue reading
Two 80-degree days last week brought spring roaring in like a lion with. So much popped out: forsythia,
tulips, grape hyacinths,