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.
For me, one moment above all others elicits that life-is-good feeling: the germination of the first tomato seed on my radiator.
One fine morning this summer I looked out the second-floor window of my study and discovered a 1-foot tall tomato plant ...
The monocotyledonous geophytes are coming! The monocotyledonous geophytes are coming! I knew that would get your attention.
I was awakened recently by the sound of a pigeon rattling my bedroom window. Peeking with one cautious eye from beneath my …
Shrubs add valuable form, color and textural contrast to the garden.