07/14/18 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Elizabeth von Arnim, from the cover of ‘The Complete Works of Elizabeth von Arnim.’

COURTESY PHOTO
Elizabeth von Arnim, from the cover of ‘The Complete Works of Elizabeth von Arnim.’

Because women have been making news lately, and because there’s a terrific new book in the library called “The Illustrated Book of Women Gardeners,” I thought it might be fun to spend some time with it. And remind ourselves how much the lives of women have changed and how grateful we should be that they have.

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05/21/18 2:00pm
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | Some of my ‘dafs.’ I like to plant in frequently traveled spots. These are right outside my front door.

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | Some of my ‘dafs.’ I like to plant in frequently traveled spots. These are right outside my front door.

Finally, finally, finally! After such a hideous April, a wonderful May! I keep wondering if it’s my imagination or not, but it feels like a more beautiful one than usual. One thing that is definitely not my imagination, however, is that there are far more than the usual number of ospreys. Every single nest is full. I can’t remember the last time that was true. (more…)