Monthly Archive: October 2019

Traveling

Traveling

Airports aren’t usually plant-friendly places, but at least the one in Quebec City is full of windows and exceptionally peaceful for what would seem to be a big-city airport.  I’m on my way to...

Arriving in Denver

Arriving in Denver

Arriving in Denver, I’m feeling guilty that I’m not staying at the Fling hotel — the Hyatt Regency downtown.   When I looked at the website, and what the hotel looked like,  I thought,...

Urban plantings

Urban plantings

Green space in a city, whether from planters and/or in-ground plants, make all the difference. Downtown Denver is a good example of what makes urban spaces welcoming, especially in their pedestrian mall and downtown...

Botanical Interests

Botanical Interests

I was so glad to be able to visit Botanical Interests seed warehouse today. Fascinating.  And they’re such a great seed company.  Their co-owner, Judy Seaborn, has been a long-time supporter of the Fling...

A great Garden Bloggers Fling

A great Garden Bloggers Fling

Thank you, Denver Fling organizers, for a great Garden Blogger’s Fling.  Remarkable gardens, great company, and expansive mountain skies. I’ve visited a LOT of gardens over the years both as part of my work...

Cornus canadensis (Bunchberry)

Cornus canadensis (Bunchberry)

Such a lovely plant!  It was in flower along the river walking path from Rimouski this morning. I also enjoyed the abundant Royal Fern, along with all of the other ferns that look great...

Morels!

Morels!

My sister has harvested delicious mushrooms in New Mexico and our neighbors in Asheville forage for wild mushrooms, too, with morels being a delicacy, of course So it was remarkable to find (my gardening...

A growing vegetable garden

A growing vegetable garden

Long days and warmer weather (highs between 60°F and 72°F, and up to 75° one day) mean the vegetables in my beds and in the ground are growing rapidly. It’s interesting to see the...