One of the great benefits of gardening is that it gives us so many moments of joy. We could also call them God’s-in-his-heaven-all’s-right-with-the-world moments.
They take many forms – the much-anticipated opening of a new rose (or a beloved old rose), the first ripe tomato, the scent of a mock orange, the sight of robins plucking berries from a crabapple.
While my back was turned (okay, I was out of town), we got a little frost. I didn’t realize it until I walked around my ...
Ask many skilled gardeners to name their favorite plant, and what do they reply? “The one that’s in bloom right now.”
People ask me why, year after inexplicable year, I continue to crank out these bizarre little lyrics for the holidays.
If you are reading this article, you are probably already aware that monarch butterfly numbers in Illinois are way down.
I always feel grumpy when people refer to gardening as a hobby, and now I know why. This winter, garden columnist Allen Lacy …