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.
See? They really do look like apple blossoms.
At least it seems to have stopped raining and the week’s forecast looks good. (I write these columns a full week before you read them, so sometimes it’s hard to be actually timely.) Not that any of us believe anything any more, but hopefully …
RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO The new garden bed at the Senior Center.
That’s quite a little garden planter that Gerry Siller of Grady Riley Gardens gave to the Senior Center. Highway department members helped out too by hooking up the water supply and providing topsoil.
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…)
The leaves of the lovely caladium plant. (stock image)
The weather has been overall appalling. So far, spring borders on the disastrous. But no matter the degree to which you’re really itching to start growing something, under no circumstances succumb to the idea of starting seeds indoors. (more…)