the montage garden

While doing some reading in the history of garden design—ornamental gardens that is, the squirrels, raccoons, and now armadillos make vegetable gardening far too frustrating for me—I read the following in Lorraine Harrison’s How to Read Gardens, “most gardens of any age are like a palimpsest: successive generations have changed adapted and influenced the soft …

“lyk a bisy bee”

For well over a decade I have been fascinated with taking photos of bees on blooms.  It all started while teaching summers for British Studies at Oxford, I think.  The first challenge at catching bees on flowers that I remember took place in 2006 in University Parks while taking photos of giant sea holly (Eryngium …

redbud revisited

Obviously, the featured photo above is from a few months ago when I first started thinking about this post.  But with so many wildflowers blooming at Highland Lake this spring, my attention turned to Six on Saturday—that fascinating collaboration started in the UK by The Propagator in which global gardeners feature six things about their …