"Has the jury reached a verdict?"Yes, we have Your Honor.We, the jury, find the cable channel HGTV guilty of using the word “Garden” in its name without having adequate programming related to gardening."Do you have any recommendations on sentencing?"We do, your honor. We give the defendant, HGTV, two choices.Our first choice is for them to earn back the “G” in HGTV by adding more programs of the quality of A Gardener’s Diary and broadcasting these shows at times other than 7:00 AM EDT on … [Read more...] about Guilty of Using “Garden” with no Evidence of Gardening
Would you like to see a few of my favorite places in the garden?I like to sit out on the front porch on my bench where I can watch people walking and cycling by but they don’t usually see me.I’m hidden behind the crabapple tree and this year, the giant Boston ferns attract more attention than I do.At my feet and all around me are containers of plants, including rain lilies, Zephyranthes sp., and the purple heart, Tradescantia pallida 'Purpurea', grown from a start given to me by Annie in … [Read more...] about Favorite Places in My Garden
Who has named their garden?I posted late last summer about having a name for your garden and how to go about naming your garden. Has anyone since named their garden and posted about it? Or maybe your garden already had a name and you posted about it?I'd love to read about what people call their gardens and how they came up with the names for them.Who has put together a time capsule?I posted later in the fall about burying a time capsule in your garden. The ground is quite frozen here in central … [Read more...] about Questions on Garden Names, Time Capsules and Birthdays
(Frost on Autumn Joy sedum... late fall is definitely feeling a lot like winter.)When you are summoned to jury duty, take a book with you. In fact, take a good gardening book with you.Guess who had to report for jury duty today?Jury duty, as it turned out, was a mighty good opportunity to start reading the next selection of the Garden Bloggers’ Book Club, Dear Friend and Gardener by Beth Chatto and Christopher Lloyd.I’m a good citizen and potential juror, so of course I stopped reading when the … [Read more...] about Where Do You Get Inspiration for Garden Design?
How do you go about naming your garden?The idea of naming your garden seems quite popular with many gardeners, but deciding what that name should be isn't that easy.Based on the comments on the recent post about naming your garden, some gardeners believe it may take them years to come up with a name for their garden. Others would like to name their gardens sooner, but aren't sure how to pick a name that isn't uppity or cutesy.So now that this idea of naming a garden is out in the open, here are … [Read more...] about Yellow Finch Farm: How to Name a Garden
Do you know what the difference is between your garden and the garden of someone who is rich?There are obvious differences because of what money can buy. Money can buy land measured in acres, exotic plants from around the world, full-time landscape crews, one of a kind garden art, good design by the best landscape architects, and water features that dazzle.But the real difference between your garden and the garden of someone who is rich is the rich people name their gardens.Technically, the rich … [Read more...] about What’s in a Name?