• Cool

    August weather in Iowa is rarely described with adjectives like ‘mild’ or ‘cool’.  But this August, we’re blessed, after suffering through three weeks of 95-degree heat.  To our friends in warmer climes still suffering, my condolences.  This last week has made for famous gardening weather.  I’m still behind on all the things I’ve promised–how typical–though I surely promise to get those journals polished up from South Dakota trip.  I really do have a lot to share from that trip, but I trust you won’t mind that I’m spending some time doing the things that matter most in life–pulling weeds, correctly labeling my sedum collection, and taking abstract photos of texture like the one shown below.

    I’m about to head out on the road again too.  Portland and Indianapolis are the docket for month’s end with lectures at two very fun industry events–Farwest and the Garden Writers Associational Symposium.  Speaking of speaking, with at least a year of ‘freedom’ from formal, future plans, I’m happily booking lectures left and right.  I’d surely love to come to your part of the world to talk plants, design, or marketing to new audiences.  Drop me a line if you’re looking for a speaker for your next event!  You can email me by clicking Contact Kelly at left.

    More soonest…

    The diaphanous textures of Sporobolus heterolepis (prairie dropseed), Eryngium yuccifolium (rattlesnake master) and Talinum paniculatum 'Limon' (fame flower) dancing at dusk.



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