mid-atlantic gardening

A Case for The Mid-Atlantic Winter

By | 2019-01-25T16:18:57+00:00 January 18th, 2019|

The winters are tough out here.  I know that I write from the muddied perspective of an ex-Californian (becoming more ex by the minute), but damn. I’m also aware, as the mother of a child now in North Dakota, daughter of a man who farmed cattle in Alberta, and correspondent of numerous friends and colleagues [...]

May’s Garden

By | 2019-06-20T19:31:36+00:00 January 26th, 2015|

May has symbolized rebirth and a definitive end to winter throughout the centuries. For many gardeners, this is the month that their garden is at its best – and ironically, the month that they will be visiting other gardens for inspiration. To that end, this year I'll be taking a tour group with CarexTours to [...]

July’s Garden

By | 2019-08-14T17:39:22+00:00 January 24th, 2015|

A shift is happening in the garden with the onset of July. The exuberance of spring is over, and gardeners are left looking at the remains of a pretty good party. Whether your garden looks hungover or not depends on the planting you did in the spring. Let's hope it included some flowering heat survivors [...]