After the Summer's heat, it's time to get back out in the garden and put it to bed for the Winter. Here's a link to your chores!
I work outside, in Nature, almost every day of my life, either in my own gardens, in Arlington or Wilmington, or in other's gardens. Yet I miss so much of the beautiful detail because I am so caught up in the "doing" versus the "being". I'll bet a lot of my landscaping co-horts can sympathize with this realization. How many times have you gotten to June 1st and thought, [...]
What a glorious day to be alive here in the Magical Mid-Atlantic (I'm borrowing this phrase from my magical friend, H/D). On my daily walk through the garden this morning, I stopped in front of the biggest Leatherleaf Mahonia, Mahonia bealei, and lo and behold, the half-open blossoms are covered with honeybees. Very active and happy honeybees--in JANUARY. This may not be the earliest they've emerged to feast on [...]