Wishing you love, peace and joy as we slow down to celebrate the holiday season. The garden is still and peaceful now--sometimes windy and cloudy, sometimes sunny and still, and sometimes there is snow--and most always cold at this time of year. But underneath the ground, things are already stirring as the sun swings around, toward the longer days I love. All the best and thank you for reading.
With Christmas fast-approaching, we're all looking for good gifts. Earlier this year, I received a copy of the book The Complete Idiot's Guide to Year-Round Gardening, by Delilah Smittle and Sheri Ann Richerson, and I'm finally letting you in on the secret: Don't let the title fool you. If you have a gardener in your life and want to give them a good, all-around garden reference book, here's one [...]
With the East Coast of the U.S. under a blanket of cold (and, today, snow here in Virginia), we are all bundling up to protect ourselves. Plants can't just don the coat, scarf, hat and gloves, so what do they do? At least with the hardy, broad-leaved evergreens in my area, they fold, curl and collapse their leaves to protect themselves against the cold. In my garden, they are [...]