A couple days ago, I sat on my front porch looking out over a pot filled with Antique Shades pansies and breathed in the heavenly fragrance of the Judd viburnum right behind. I marveled at the beauty of the crabapple’s dark pink buds beginning to open, revealing pristine white flowers. I decided to walk through… Continue reading Walk through my Spring Landscape
We have all heard about the importance of the bones of our landscapes. We have read dozens of magazine articles, listened to countless lectures, and studied them on garden walks. Never are the bones of the garden more evident than in winter. Without the distraction of flowers and foliage, the skeleton of the landscape is… Continue reading Gardens Need Good Bones
I recently traveled with a co-worker to Dallas to purchase some merchandise for the garden center. We finished at the Dallas Market Center early in the afternoon and had a couple of hours before we had to head to the airport. The temperature was in the 80’s, quite a change from the Chicago winter we… Continue reading A Winter Respite at Dallas Arboretum
I have always wondered how it would feel to leave a beautiful garden behind. When we moved into our current home in 1988, we moved from a very small house and tiny garden, and even that hurt a little. I can’t imagine moving now, leaving behind majestic trees planted from seedlings, prized plants and all… Continue reading Walk through Barb Richards’ garden with me.
It is the luckiest day in the life of any living thing that finds its way into JoAnn Paxton’s life or landscape. As I walked through her one acre property, birds feasted on sunflowers that self-seed every year beside the bird feeders, hummingbirds darted from their feeders to flowers, squirrels scurried from branch to branch,… Continue reading Walk through JoAnn Paxton’s garden with me.