Bleak Midwinter

It is bleak indeed. Over four hundred thousand people dead of Covid, insurrection at the Capitol, inequity rolling on and…

Building Things

What better way is there to exert control over an uncontrollable world than to build things? Noah and I laid…

Day Lily Season

Even in a pandemic the day lilies bloom. Quarantining a gardener in her garden is not such a hardship.

Winterless Winter

February 22 and there has been no snow and very little cold. The rose canes have leaf buds and the…

A Wet Christmas

As soon as the Christmas tree comes down, I start thinking of gardening. It has been a few months since…

Restless

The new year always makes me restless, and I take it out on my garden. It has been warm-ish and…

Death Knell

The roses on the front porch have Witches Broom – or rose rosette disease – caused by a virus carried…