Putting Everything On The Level Of Garden Catalogs Do we really have to hype gardening with lots of meaningless superlatives? Run on the quests of finding "the latest trend"? Or promote that everything in gardening can be "made easy"?I know we pander to marketing ploys as writers, everyone hungry for that scrap ( or maybe boatload) of internet traffic, but is that really what the art of … [Read more...] about Do We Really Need To Dumb Down Gardening?
You may love gardening and think there is nothing wrong with it. That would have been me. Little did I think when picking up a book that appeared benignly similar to most books of its kind, that I would happen upon some thoughts that deeply expressed the way I view gardening. Now, after all these years. The expression of this started out general enough: "The single most essential element in … [Read more...] about What’s Wrong With Gardening Today?
It is a beautiful autumn day. Sunshine, clear skies, and changing foliage, warm with gentle breezes. A beautiful day. October, and Where Are All the Flower Bulbs? I went to the stores (several) looking for crocus bulbs and bone meal. This is the height of the bulb planting season, right? All the fall planting areas are replaced with premature Christmas gunk. I am unhappy. Even the plant store... … [Read more...] about October State of the Garden