I mentioned in an earlier post that I was going to compile a list of my favorite books about gardening and botany. This is quite a diverse list. Some of these books are on the history of gardening. Some are scientific. Some are practical guides on keeping a garden. Some are philosophical ruminations on gardening … Continue reading Delightfully nerdy books on gardening and botany
They arrived! Well, my barbecue for tomorrow was cancelled at the last minute, so it appears this is what I am doing now.
I continue to be very busy in the garden these days, with a lot of major changes underway. What can I say? It's how I cope. My first plumeria I bought my first plumeria over the weekend. I say "first" as I hope to acquire several over time, as soon as I can figure out … Continue reading A garden update
As an avid gardener, I do not understand the sport of deer hunting at all. Not because I love deer, like some PETA activist. I hate deer with the fire of a thousand suns, in fact. I feel about deer the same way Mr. McGregor felt about rabbits. Every time I see one, I think … Continue reading What gardeners could teach hunters about deer
Governor DeSantis issued an executive order allowing most businesses to reopen this week and allowing restaurants to open with 25% indoor capacity and unlimited outdoor capacity. Obviously restaurants cannot open at that diminished level of business - they would be operating at a financial loss and their labor would be better off staying home and … Continue reading A bank of bromeliads and adventurous eaglets
When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good … Continue reading Green shoots
Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.Oscar Wilde It's no secret in these parts that I work out my frustration on the hiking trails and in the soil. Unfortunately, the coronavirus fascists have blocked access to the best trails in our town because someone might get infected from a palm tree. So that … Continue reading My summer garden is going to be LIT