It still doesn’t feel completely fall-like here given that we had 90+-degree weather in September, the fall leaf color is delayed, and the garden is still wildly flowering. Purple asters showed up in our wildflower experiment: Thistles are prickly and pink: Lavander, grasses, and unidentified seed heads are not done waving their glorious selves in […]
On the Fourth of July, Mick and I took a little morning bike ride and found ourselves at Goldie’s Garden, aka the University of Minnesota Department of Horticulture Display and Trial Garden. If you ever want a little respite in the midst of the Twin Cities, this little garden can provide. On the weekends, there […]
My partner Mick and I garden. A lot. We try all kinds of stuff and are pretty fond of native plants because we believe they’re better for all the critters that buzz around and nibble on the seeds. We have reduced the size of our lawn a little every year – no love lost between […]
At the end of August in Minnesota, our garden is bursting with color. That we have this sanctuary in the midst of an urban area never fails to make me grateful. Gardens are full of little miracles. Enjoy today’s slideshow.
On Sunday evening, we visited some elderly friends, Bill and Leola. Bill is a retired scientist and will turn 94 this summer. Leola is Bill’s broadly-educated partner who, in her late eighties, still gardens, reads, stays current on politics and world events. We talked about many things during our visit and Leola insisted on taking […]
Wild bergamot – August garden.
Jacob’s ladder on a morning in May