Category Archive: Garden Profiles – Plants, Products, and People, Plus Art & Travel

Gardeners Roll Call: Monday, August 31, 2015

Posted by on August 31, 2015

Ivor Mace

THE DAY Lower 80s but with an autumn feel. Over cast. My last week dedicated to the reno. THE RAIN Zippo. THE DEEDS On September 1st, I’m starting a couple of new work projects that will take me through mid January. With all my other assignments, this will keep me busier than ever.  This has been […]


Gardeners Roll Call: Monday, August 17, 2015

Posted by on August 17, 2015

The English Garden at Wellfield Botanic Garden

THE WEEK Cool, overcast weather. It felt like October. 😉 THE RAIN We had a house-sitter, so I was could be informed of the rain. Monday 0.75 inches THE DEEDS Not much gardening this week since we were visiting family in Indiana. I did manage to visit a stellar botanic garden, Wellfield Botanic Garden in […]


Dutch Wave—don’t get hung up on labels

Posted by on August 15, 2015

Dutch Wave tour

I must start by saying, I’m going on a media tour to the Netherlands and Germany lead by the lovely and talented Carolyn Mullet of CarexTours. Carolyn and I met at the 2012 Garden Bloggers Fling in Asheville, NC. I remember our meeting and found I was listening to her design perspective. Fling is a great way […]


Gardeners Roll Call: Monday, August 10, 2015

Posted by on August 10, 2015

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THE DAY A break from the heat. THE RAIN It just missed us. THE DEEDS Here are three videos I did for Troy-Bilt: If I made it look easy, it’s only because of the cracker-jack directing and editorial team at Troy-Bilt. Drought Tolerant Plants, Gardening in Zone 7, and How To Amend Sandy Soil I don’t […]


Gardeners Roll Call: Monday, August 3, 2015

Posted by on August 3, 2015

Limbed up leylands

THE DAY How did it become August already? THE RAIN None, nada, zippo! THE DEEDS Aster and I cleaned out the shed. What precipitated that…in the high 90x? I wanted to paint the roof of a bird feeder house. I couldn’t find the paint. Oh, Aster….Don’t be jealous… I now know where everything is. 😉 […]


Gardeners Roll Call: Monday, July 27, 2015

Posted by on July 27, 2015

Green Tree Frog

THE DAY Back to work after a wonderful vacation. I intended to go back to work Monday, but my Troy-Bilt 3-inch chipper/shredder arrived that day. I couldn’t stay away, so Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday was spent chipping and shredding. 10 huge piles of pruned limbs. THE RAIN Thursday, 1.7 inches. THE DEEDS It seems my […]


Gardeners Roll Call: Monday, July 20, 2015 – The chainsaw massacre

Posted by on July 20, 2015

New space in Helen's Haven

The Week I really lucked out with the weather. Mid-80s all week. The Rain Early Monday morning, we were treated with 1.1 inches of rain. Most grateful. The Deeds I did not plan this week, and that’s OK. Sometimes were just have to go where the moment takes us. I spent four days with a […]