In the world of fashion, styles change rapidly. All of a sudden this summer, women started walking down the street with their shoulders peeking out from their sleeves. Where did that come from anyway?
In the gardening world, styles change more slowly. But change they do. During the summer as I was driving down 55th Street, I passed the new high-rise dormitory complex Jeanne Gang designed at the University of
Chicago. The architecture is striking, but what caught my eye as I whizzed past that day was the mixed plantings in front with tall goldenrods dancing in the breeze, along with grasses and hydrangeas. You wouldn’t have seen anything like this 20, or even 10 years ago. There would have been lines of red geraniums and yellow marigolds for summer and more lines of mounded chrysanthemums for fall. Public garden design and landscaping have now become so much more interesting. The aesthetic has changed.
The age of exploration isn’t over. The hunt continues for new and better plants continues.
What do the bees do in October? If you have New England aster in your garden, they keep foraging like mad.
You might have noticed, as you were reading through this magazine, that there are stories about the birds and the bees (which...
Kay “The Bluebird Lady” MacNeil advocates (and gardens) for wildlife.
Well, here we are again. Funny how Jan. 1st rolls around about this time every year. It's almost a pattern.