27 01, 2010

Curb Appeal

2010-01-27T10:53:16+00:00

Here is a link to the HGTV 'Curb Appeal' episode in which I participated...it aired in spring 2009. My work is featured in the second half of the show.

Curb Appeal 2010-01-27T10:53:16+00:00
27 01, 2010

A Horticulture Blog for Geeks

2010-01-27T00:35:14+00:00

Via the wonderful garden blog Garden Rant, I have just heard about a new blog called The Garden Professors. It is written by a group of---literally---professors from the University of Minnesota, Washington State University, Michigan State, and Virginia Tech (my alma mater). I haven't had a chance to really get down and dirty into the blog, but I wanted to go ahead and mention it (and Garden Rant) so [...]

A Horticulture Blog for Geeks 2010-01-27T00:35:14+00:00
23 01, 2010

Baby Steps

2010-01-23T17:29:05+00:00

After the glorious spring-thaw weather last week, we have stepped back slowly into winter.  February can be either brutal or a one-step-forward, one-step-back type of month.  I think February is the worst month...you can finally feel the sun again, yet the air just will not let go of winter.  And it is often the snowiest time, too. Yet the garden is taking its baby steps toward spring.  We are [...]

Baby Steps 2010-01-23T17:29:05+00:00
23 01, 2010

Baby Steps

2010-01-23T17:37:30+00:00

After the glorious spring-thaw weather last week, we have stepped back slowly into winter.  February can be either brutal or a one-step-forward, one-step-back type of month.  I think February is the worst month...you can finally feel the sun again, yet the air just will not let go of winter.  And it is often the snowiest time, too. Yet the garden is taking its baby steps toward spring.  We are [...]

Baby Steps 2010-01-23T17:37:30+00:00
14 01, 2010

Frances Mayes Website/Blog Link

2010-01-14T20:31:03+00:00

To know me is to know that my favorite author is Frances Mayes, writer of the Under the Tuscan Sun series about her life in Italy.  I have spent many an hour dreaming as I read through her books.  Her work has influenced me greatly.  She is a gardener in her own right and usually writes extensively about gardens in each of her books (in addition to cooking, decorating, [...]

Frances Mayes Website/Blog Link 2010-01-14T20:31:03+00:00
14 01, 2010

Let the January Thaw Begin!!

2010-01-14T20:06:24+00:00

Here at Woodland Cottage, today the sun came out and the temperature actually climbed to a [balmy] 52F degrees!  I made my first trek in weeks around my entire garden to survey for damage from the heavy snow/ice/cold. The ground is still mostly frozen tight, locked up; but there is a bit of thawing happening on the surface.  I'm happy to report that I didn't see any major damage [...]

Let the January Thaw Begin!! 2010-01-14T20:06:24+00:00
12 01, 2010

The Red Fox Pranced Across the Road

2010-01-13T15:19:37+00:00

It was 20F degrees Monday night and I fired up the grill at my Arlington, VA, home, Woodland Cottage.  I stepped out the door a few minutes later to put the chicken on and I heard the most awful, primal noise.  At first, I thought it might be two cats mating; then I realized that on many a spring and fall night, when the windows are open, I've heard [...]

The Red Fox Pranced Across the Road 2010-01-13T15:19:37+00:00