As promised, we’re on the road in search of great plants. However, technology is really fighting us this trip and with this limited internet connectivity, we’re unable to load all the posts (with photos) and clips as promised live from the road. At the latest, they’ll be up when we get back to Iowa on Monday. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I’m back! After a long absence, it’s a pleasure to return to they keyboard and share with you the inklings of tentative plans for the future and a summary of the path I’ve just traced to get to this point. 2011 will go down as a full year in my book. In the months since […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I guess this counts as a late recap of the final two days of Garden Writers. Since arriving home late Monday night (13th), I taught my herbaceous ornamental plant ID lab at Iowa State and then flew to St. Louis on Wednesday for the a talk at the Missouri Botanical Garden that night. I’m back […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
In a word–HOT. At least this afternoon and evening. You gardeners down here deserve medals (and kudos) for creating beauty amid the assault of heat. The sessions today probably caused the most neurons to alight in my head. I’ve surely got lots of ideas to impart in various forms over the coming weeks and months, […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
I always struggle with where to start after first days at conventions. In the company of great plants, great people, and great tomfoolery (I just love that word), it’s hard to focus my thoughts–harder than normal at least. So I’ll keep it all planty this round. Today I found myself in the company of Dan […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It struck me during this last week that I hadn’t been on a single local botanizing foray this summer. Not one. After spending at least a day per week for the last two years in the field during the summer, I’ve let my busy schedule come between me and one of my favorite, pleasureful pasttimes–foraying […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I’ve almost let another month slip away without saying a whole lot. Alas, we’ll soon be in the throws of spring (woo hoo!) and the chattiness will no doubt commence in earnest with a whole new season of gardens, favorite plants, and ideas to blog about. Just last week I spent four days in the […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Hello from Nashville, Tennessee! I can’t believe how long it seems since I last wrote you all a note. The last month or so have consumed me with work, research, and writing beyond my website. I have tried to write a little from time to time, but unsurprisingly my dissatisfaction with the weather jaded my […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
Today we spent six hours at the modern mecca of plant collecting: Plant Delights Nursery. Bona fide plant goobers (like myself), avid enthusiasts, and passion-crazed beginners alike will find items of interest on this 10-acre property. Tony Avent and his dream team of horticulturists continually amaze the horticultural world with their unprecedented palette of plants. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Due to Internet connection issues, I wasn’t able to finish my reports from the Garden Writers Association last week. I’ll post them now along with my follow-up thoughts and comments. I hope you enjoy! <<Clearly, I missed blogging yesterday. Our haul back to Raleigh from Asheville began early with a morning-long stop at the famed […]Continue Reading... No Comments.