Tag Archives: garden

A splendid October day

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Katanagareshitate

One of the many intriguing and inspiring images in Japan and Japanese gardens is the way they care for old trees and the way they achieve aesthetically creative tree shapes. The crutches created to support branches from heavy snow and … Continue reading

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Lunching on Joe Pye Weed in the east garden

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Morning at the Botanic Gardens

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The dispatching of its Juicy Fruit

Today I was working to clean that grey stain on our very cheap plastic outdoor chairs using bleach, a method suggested by our next door neighbor. At first I was skeptical but, in fact, learned that bleach works rather well. Now, … Continue reading

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The day lilies have landed

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Private Diamonds

JB sent the following to me yesterday accompanied by his photograph (above) taken in our wet west garden: Private Diamonds Pain guides our lives very well. Take the stone from your shoe and by a miracle it replaces itself, a … Continue reading

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