New gardens are full of soloists. Starting to play together as an ensemble. Not yet an orchestra.
Rain or shine
The weather: Rain and colder-than-usual temperatures through most of April. It has dampened more than the ground; the plants seem a bit timid, a few […]
More signs of spring
There are more signs of spring everywhere. Longer days, more sunlight. But the weather is changeable — just yesterday, there were torrential rains and high […]
The end of March brought a week of straight rains, and now the cold, windy (but sunny) weather that is usually reserved for early March. […]
Fresh and new
A day outside is a good day. It’s still early, but it’s all waking up. And doesn’t that seem fresh again, new again? As does […]
March is well underway; the clocks have been set forward an hour, and there’s a bit more light each evening. And the garden marches forward. […]
One of the fun discoveries about Windy Knoll has been the many critters we encounter. Well, generally speaking — snakes, not so much. There are […]
I bring you flowers in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Okay, they’re a day late. But who needs a reason to celebrate beauty? Roses are difficult […]
Which witch hazel?
At this time of year, I hope you’ll forgive me for some image repetition. Which gardener isn’t obsessed with every sign of change and any […]