Fantastic plant combos of 2013

The end of the year usually marks a roundup of posts. However, this year, I thought I would change things up a bit. Let’s look instead at a series of fantastic plant combos. I mean, we’re in the depths of winter, but the Winter Solstice is past. The days are growing longer, and it’s time…

Keeyla Meadows garden

Have you ever visited an artist’s garden? During the summer of hell in 2011, the OHS tour featured the gardens of local artists. That tour remains one of my favorites. I find artists’ gardens full of inspiration. I love the use of color and playful shapes to create the artist’s vision. I’ve written about Keeyla…

Sunflower symphonies

Last summer, in my vast garden full of flowering plants, there were none I enjoyed more than sunflowers. I wrote about them as easy seeds and as garden prejudices. I also took more photos of sunflowers than anything else. Perhaps, it’s their majestic stature, but no–that can’t be–‘Teddy Bear’ is only two feet tall–and even smaller in…

Winter walk

This morning, I found it hard to wake from a long and pleasant dream concerning seeds. When I stepped outdoors, teacup in hand, the low was 25F. Yesterday, it was fifty something, maybe 52F. That’s life on the plains. One day you’re up, and the next you’re down–sometimes in the same day. After I ran…

Still living on Tucson time

Just back from the GWA Symposium in Tucson, I’m jet-lagged and dry as a corn husk, but I am happy. I didn’t know what to expect of Tucson or the Sonoran Desert. On maps, the area is large and brown, but in person, it is . . . Wow! I’ve driven through Arizona and stopped at…