I have a soft spot for heritage and lost (and obscure) apples. I also find the stories of these long-forgotten plants and varieties to be impossibly romantic. The folks who seek them out, scour the history books, and put name to apple are poet-pirates, hunting valleys and ancient maps to find trees planted so many… Continue reading Lost & Found Apples.
I'll keep this brief as we are, given the considerably damp weather and forecast, undertaking a not-small home reno project in the hours after work (I'm "essential", so no shelter in place or WFH for me during the work week) so time is short for things like writing! I've got a handful of coworkers that… Continue reading Recommendations.
Rewilding is a progressive approach to conservation. It’s about letting nature take care of itself, enabling natural processes to shape land and sea, repair damaged ecosystems and restore degraded landscapes. Through rewilding, wildlife’s natural rhythms create wilder, more biodiverse habitats. This word seems to be a bit of a catchphrase amongst the hip and trendy… Continue reading Rewilding.
So, you've seen the New Gardener Gift Guide, but what if your gardener is an old hand at it and already has plenty of tools? Well, you shop for upgrades! Gardening Tools: I've talked about my Okatsune Bypass Pruners before. Swoon! I adore them and reach for them before any other pruners. In fact, I… Continue reading Gift Guide 2018: An Experienced Gardener
My dear friend Lyandra (Hello!) is a new gardener and she made a wonderful suggestion to do a gift guide for new gardeners who will be needing gear and garden-related goodies. I do love a good gift guide, so I'll throw my hat into the ring and give it a go! Here are my recommendations… Continue reading Gift Guide 2018: The New Gardener
We are on the precipice of winter here in Wisconsin. The days are already short with scant glimpses of sunshine and biting winds. Snow is in the forecast and the temperatures are in steady decline. The only consolation, going forward, is the restorative properties of a roaring fire, good red wine, and even better reading… Continue reading Good Reads.