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.
If all has gone according to plan, our gardens are looking fabulous right about now. Yes, I still hanker after the bold and …
Illinois is an agricultural state. We all know that, right? But did you also know that Illinois imports 90 percent of its food
Brace yourself. I’m going to smack you across the kisser with a cold, wet herring of truth: Gardening ain’t easy.
What do the bees do in October? If you have New England aster in your garden, they keep foraging like mad.
I was recently interviewing a well-known garden writer about the benefits of an outdoor space in which to contemplate and …