I had the pleasure of opening my garden a couple of weeks ago to the Garden Bloggers Fling, which meets annually in cities around the country. We had an international group visit the garden. It was great fun. I'd like to share with you a marvelous article by Pam Penick, who has the blog Digging. I think she captured the garden here at Woodland Cottage very succinctly. Thanks, [...]
I think all of us here in the Magical Mid-Atlantic were hoping for some good, soaking rains from Tropical Storm Hermine this past week; alas, it is drier than ever. We must be very diligent about watering (soaking) our gardens as we prepare our plants to go dormant before they head into winter. I am beginning to see plants drying out in some of the gardens I am [...]
Here's a link to my 'High Summer' newsletter. We are beginning to turn the corner into Autumn. Can you feel it? Enjoy the remainder of your Summer!
...but we know it will, of course--eventually. From this (Bluffton, SC, February 2014)... ...to this (Arlington, VA, March 6, 2014) It's good to be back home in Arlington, though not to this cold and snow! Except for the ice storm that occurred when I first arrived in North Carolina last month, the Winter weather down South this year was gorgeous. Winter Damage The lowest temperature [...]
Now that we're about at the halfway point of Winter, I start to imagine Springtime. The days are just starting to lengthen, and the sun is just beginning to feel a bit stronger. By Valentine's Day, the sun begins to heat up the car again. I've been AWOL for awhile, so may I wish you a Happy New Year, belatedly. My desktop computer is on its last leg (a [...]
Here's the link to the article about my garden in Arlington Magazine's July/August issue. www.minnichgardendesign.com/pdf/WaterWorld.pdf
Lover of sunshine that I am, it sure was nice to get a couple of true rain days. My little world here at Woodland Cottage is washed fresh and clean. It's sparkling in the intermittent sunshine this morning after heavy rain overnight. This is rain day #2. I'm getting lots accomplished. I realized yesterday that it was the first rain day we've had this long Spring that [...]
Here in the Mid-Atlantic, it's been a mild Winter. Before I left for the New Year in Wilmington, I turned off my waterfall here at Woodland Cottage since I heard a freeze was on the way. When I got home yesterday, there was a thin coating of ice on the pond--first of the season. What a difference a year (or two) makes! Here's the pond and waterfall after the [...]