Wednesday, 22 February 2017

How I Became A Gardener

The blogger is sick with a cold. The first one in years. Weakling that I am, I am repeating a post on a special time in my gardening life.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

A Never Ending Love Story

An orphan, a dashing Russian prince, a love that spanned the globe and survived war and imprisonment, and a letter which led to a garden.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Marianne North

I recently took some drawing classes. The instructor asked each of us about our artistic interests. I was the only one who said "Botanical Art". "Oh" said the instructor disdainfully and moved on to a more interesting student. If only Marianne North had been there to set him straight. As well as being the preeminent botanical artist of her time she had no patience with fools.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

In A Chinese Garden

The classic Chinese garden is based on the order and harmony of the natural world and is meant to teach humans their role in the world according to those values.