Hi everyone. I hope all is well around your way. I’m fine, and as usual, just trying to keep all of my ducks in a row. But where is the row? And where are my ducks… lol I’ve been really busy starting the new garden consulting business. I’ve been doing some consultations and some maintenance … More Six Seasons and a Row of Ducks
Hi friends. I feel like I need to reintroduce myself. It has been a while since I’ve made an appearance here in Blogland. I think I got burned out a bit by writing, especially writing for money and publication. And well, let’s just be honest, the last year (or past several) has been beyond exhausting … More I’m Baaaaack
I’m still resting and keeping a slower pace for the winter, but wanted to check in on this last day of January with a vignette of my month. The first hellebore to bloom in my garden, front door squirrel drey, squirrel at his back door, what a cute face!, hawk (x3) with the most amazing … More Resting Continued…
Yesterday was the Winter Solstice: the first day of winter and the return of the light. The days grow longer and the nights grow shorter. Like Oliver’s bird, I grow ever more restless. I have an idea–ideas–unfolding from under my wings. Also like the white-eyed bird, I want to go to sleep. … More In Winter, We Rest
Well, there goes another month. November is flying out the same way it flew in–quickly. The door is opened to December and time shows no signs of stopping. Which, I’ll happily point out, is a good thing! Although some slowing might be nice. Here in the US we are bracing for another wave of Covid19. … More Nesting
BOO!Did I scare you? If I didn’t, I bet these Ghost Pipes just might. Also known as Corpse Plant, Monotropa uniflora is always a treat to find. I usually spot a few when walking through Umstead State Park. But this year, large colonies of these fascinating flowers were growing under a maple tree in my … More Ghost Pipes (Happy Halloween! 👻)
Read about the importance and beauty of native plants in my latest Garden Guru column for Seasons Style & Design Magazine. Click here: https://seasonsmagazinenc.com/the-garden-guru-6/ Excerpt:Why include native plants in the home garden?Native plants are an important part of a healthy ecosystem, but can they also be beautiful additions to our landscapes? “Absolutely,” says Steve Windham, landscape … More Native Plants for a Healthy (and Beautiful!) Home Garden Ecosystem
“Come with me to visit the sunflowers…each of them, though it stands in a crowd of many, like a separate universe, is lonely, the long work of turning their lives into a celebration is not easy.” ~Mary Oliver A quick hello! These photos were taken at North Carolina Museum of Art’s Park (Raleigh) last Sunday. … More Sunflowers and the Pursuit of Health and Happiness
Ah, here we are in our 47th year of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Ok, I exaggerate. But, man, doesn’t it feel like this thing has lasted forever? The experts on social media say next up is Godzilla or maybe flying sharks. I say whatever, and nothing would surprise me at this point. I’m still spending a … More What’s Next? Godzilla? Flying Sharks?
Need a break from the news? Come with me! I’m going to take you on a tour of my late spring/early summer garden. Blooms, foliage, and no words (no pressure to even comment! Full permission to just enjoy). Nothing to do but feast your eyes on blossom and leaf, rest your spirit, and calm your … More The World Is Too Much with Us
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