Summer 2017 flitted by in the garden like a corsage carousel. I tried to catch it once a day. Off it flew, a magic act in a cloud of pixie dust. (The photos that follow were taken with a Nikon D50 and 18-55mm lens.)
It’s mid-October and the nearly 15-foot tree, neatly draped in black netting, is laden. Vanessa Colbert pulls open a section of the bird screening to offer a clearer view of the ripening figs, squat globes set in a deep maze of dark green, lobed leaves. The tree has come a long way since Colbert planted…
The blade of a J.D. Napier hoe is longer across the bottom than the top. The Kentucky blacksmith makes the hoes from old saw blades and coal mine roof bolts.
Spanish garden and landscape designer Javier Mariátegui passed through Washington, D.C., in March 2017, on a U.S. tour of talks and discussion of his 2016 book, “Gardens for the Senses.” Here, he offers images and commentary about his home garden in Guadalajara.
I wasn’t really thinking about a home brew when my relationship with a coffee tree began in the late 1990s.
When lilacs new in the dooryard bloom.