Tuesday, November 30, 2010


what could make chilly winter nights more bearable? a firebowl, that's what!
sticks and stones have produced this cast concrete firebowl to light your fire any time of the year
(they're canadians).
i'm putting this on my x-mas wishlist!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

new wave

earlier this month the dover esplanade art walk opened to the public. designed by tonkin liu, the water inspired installation and park is based on a wave theme:
resting wave
lifting wave
lighting wave

Friday, November 26, 2010

for insect lovers only

looking for an unusual gift for the entomologist or exterminator in your life? click over to etsy shop wilson graphics for a great selection of insects and bug wall stickers...there are also flowers, plants and a great selection of other cool things. you can bet your last dollar: no one else will think of gift!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

migratory activities

i spent the better part of today outside...not gardening...blogging. i sat down low in the yard, almost level with the river and i heard a lot. small flocks of chickadees and titmice bathed in their newly refilled birdbath...various woodpecker-types worked it out above...i saw one arcadian flycatcher and heard a couple of bald eagles, but the highlight of the day is the streaming of the tundra swans...i dont think they are migrating from here: i think they migrated to here and are feasting on the fresh cut fields of corn and soybean

Thursday, November 18, 2010

happy pomegranate month!

i pay homage to the pomegranate as much as i can this time of year: they are just becoming readily available in an edible form here in the mid-atlantic: previous years saw small, shriveled and tasteless fruits. but now that people know they are really good for them, pomegranites are all ya hear about. i have been eating them as long as i can remember: katherine louie had a pomegranate tree in her side yard and we picked it clean every year...those were the delicious years...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

crazy colors of fall

we had 69 days of over 90° days this past summer and rain in bunches when it did fall...but somehow the autumn color has been more spectacular this autumn! my dwarf fothergill continues to impress as it morphs on...

Friday, November 12, 2010

saturday gardening events

you should be raking leaves, but...
•tour don juan's garden in long beach, 1-4
learn to propogate stuff at dawes arboretum, 10-noon
•get your facts straight at the horticulture history tour at masshort.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

dwarf fothergill

my dwarf fothergill never fails to show off in fall...although, i have never seen this color in it's arsenal of awesomeness!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

leonid's meteor shower

the sun sets in 12 minutes, which is ridiculous. but after the sun goes down, the leonid's meteor shower will begin. it is super clear out, at least here in the mid-atlantic, so i am excited! you have til the 17th so dont miss it this year.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

garden studio

i would love to work in this contemporary garden studio by in.it studios...all the photos make it seem so serene, while in my studio, all hell breaks loose!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

freeze warning

i think at my house it was a frost warning and upcounty it was a freeze warning...whatever: i ignored/forgot about it and almost lost a healthy crop of basil! after the blackest leaves were removed, i combined them with a lot of garlic, some walnuts and olive oil for the most delicious pesto: primo!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

floating garden

this floating garden inspired by traditional japanese art themes will no longer be just a fantasy once vertilignes manufactures it.