Finally, finally, we get the kitchen straight and chores squared away, and settle down to watch the U.S. Open tennis match. And what do we see? The less than scintillating drama of the expensive roof slowly, slowly closing ...
It was rather amazing to discover a very large tree that my cousin Mary Kathryn, and I played beneath when we were very young is now on the National Register of Big Trees, and is the only example of its species, the China fir, on the Mississippi state listing of Mississippi’
My energetic young daffodil growing friend, Annette Parker Kahn from south Louisiana, who may have met a plant or two she didn’t like but none that she could not identify, thinks it’s a great shame that in all my gardening travels I’ve never been to the superb southern outpos
I’ve never seen a hosta that I didn’t like. There are some daffodils I really think are ugly, even when grown to perfection for that cultivar. But I really have never known a hosta I did not think was lovely.
The Victorians were right, as they mostly were about gardening for visual impact in the landscape. They considered the coleus, called “painted nettle,” as one of the great basic plants of their major garden areas.