Recently, I took an afternoon stroll around the Iowa State University campus with camera in hand in search of the beauty of bark. As I see it, bark is like the wallpaper of the landscape, always there even when the room is bare. A well-known contemporary horticulturist once remarked in a press release that the […]Continue Reading... 6 Comments.
I talk a lot about vignettes, justifiably so considering the rhapsodic nature of my garden. Like a rhapsody, my garden is a composition of irregular forms with generous freedom of expression. It employs the full measure of my creativity, at least I hope. If a garden space doesn’t employ or at least challenge the full measure […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
I’ve been gone from my garden for nearly a week. But oh what can change in the garden in the span of a week! Since I left, we’ve had over five inches of rain and it shows–a large, unplanned pond floods beds south of the house. But strife from rain aside, the gardens look fabulous, particularly the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.