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Signs of spring

Signs of spring

Hepatica is always a sign of spring. My post on Places of the Spirit reflected that. February 23, 2015 (in our Asheville garden)

Spring in Asheville

Spring in Asheville

It’s definitely an early spring here in Asheville. There are benefits to having written so many blog posts over the years in terms of weather and spring. It seems early to me to have...

Spring thoughts

Spring thoughts

I spent much more time today thinking about gardening, specifically spring garden activities for an upcoming program at the NC Arboretum, which I mentioned in this post, than I did thinking about “places of...

A remarkable symposium

A remarkable symposium

The Davidson Horticultural Symposium celebrated their 35th anniversary today, a significant accomplishment for a club of some 40 members — which is a largish garden club, to be sure, but not huge! Kudos to...

Gardening transitions

Gardening transitions

In recent years, I’ve focused my classes and presentations in the spring and fall, times that I knew we’d be in the mountains of Western North Carolina between traveling. In the same fashion, I’ve...

A mild spring-like day

A mild spring-like day

It was lovely today, relatively clear skies with a high close to 70°F.  Spring-like weather. It’s too early to carefully clean up leaves in my perennial (pocket meadow/pollinator border) beds, as I don’t want...

Garden Bloggers Fling

Garden Bloggers Fling

I’ve attended the Fling every year since the third one in Buffalo. It’s a wonderful gathering of garden bloggers who spend three days looking at gardens carefully selected by the host committee, whereever the...

Inktober, Day 17

Inktober, Day 17

The daily practice of doing some sort of drawing has me scrambling at times.  Here’s a quick sketch of an apple from the bowl on our kitchen table. An October apple drawing and subject...

Late winter musings: spring is coming

Late winter musings: spring is coming

After doing a class on spring gardening activities this morning, it was interesting to walk around our historic neighborhood, with the lens of ecological gardening and pollinator conservation that I was promoting. Don’t mulch...