Here we are, on the eve of another Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. I'll head out in a bit to see what is blooming in my garden, thinking about Elizabeth Lawrence, and her quote that inspired bloom day, "We can have blooms nearly every month of the year." I received an email the other day letting me know that Elizabeth Lawrence's garden and five other gardens will be open for The Garden Conservancy Tour on September 25-26 in Charlotte, NC. If it were just a little closer, I'd be tempted to … [Read more...] about On The Eve of Bloom Day: Elizabeth Lawrence’s Garden
Monet’s Passion: A Book Review and Giveaway
I mentioned to a co-worker that I had a book on Monet’s Gardens to review and his response was, “Monet had gardens? I love his paintings.” I replied, in a matter of fact manner, “Monet painted? I only knew about his gardens.” And then I told him he should read “Monet’s Passion: Ideas, Inspiration & Insights from the Painter’s Gardens by Elizabeth Murray (Pomegranate Communications, $35.00) and find out about the gardens. In her book, Elizabeth Murray provides an in-depth look at Monet’s … [Read more...] about Monet’s Passion: A Book Review and Giveaway
An Unexpected Pilgrimage: Lob’s Wood
And suddenly, I found I was on an unexpected pilgrimage. In the preface to her book The Little Bulbs: A Tale of Two Gardens, one of my favorite garden writers, Elizabeth Lawrence, wrote, “This is a tale of two gardens: mine and Mr. Krippendorf’s. Mine is a small city back yard laid out in flower beds and gravel walks, with a scrap of pine woods in the background; Mr. Krippendorf’s is hundreds of acres of virgin forest." My unexpected pilgrimage was to the Cincinnati Nature Center which … [Read more...] about An Unexpected Pilgrimage: Lob’s Wood
Call A Tree Tonight!
Feeling a little nature deprived? No trees nearby to hug or sit under and enjoy the cool shade of their canopy? Maybe calling a tree would help you feel better!I spent a lovely late afternoon, early evening at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham, North Carolina today surrounded by trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, and all kinds of bees & butterflies, but still felt the need to call a tree because for the first time in my life, I had the number of a tree to call.It was a flowering … [Read more...] about Call A Tree Tonight!