Browsing All posts tagged under »gardening«

In Cottage Gardens

April 12, 2012


Yesterday was a fine day in the County and Louan Lechler agreed to meet for lunch and explorations. We wound through Ellsworth and East Jordan and back along Old State Road to Central Lake, where we stopped at a tiny cottage across from the Post Office.

A passion for gardening

June 26, 2009


Something about this place seems to inspire gardening in many people. I am not one of those people—my idea of gardening is buying a hanging basket of lobelia—but I admire their creations. Chris Reedy’s gardens spread right up to where the forest begins.  The woman just doesn’t know when to quit.  I like that about her. […]

Postcard from LA: Bonnie’s garden

April 23, 2009


For those of you who have not been keeping up, I am in Los Angeles visiting La Mirada Bob and Bonnie his Beloved. Feast your eyes on some California color. Amore is not supposed to be in the raised garden bed, but it’s her favorite place to play-and to watch for the lizard. Having wonderful […]

Frugal Bugle: Free green things

April 22, 2009


While I am in Los Angeles Alana Haley is going to paint the fence at Torch Lake Views. She even has presents for you. On Friday, April 24, Pine Hill Nursery is giving away white pine seedlings in honor of Arbor Day. Drop by to pick up your baby tree, wander around the greenhouses sniffing your fill […]

Letters from Katherine: While Weeding

August 12, 2008


Katherine was tending her garden when she was distracted by humming . . . This must be where the bees hang out when it’s warm. It seemed like a great place to be, inside a squash blossom on a hot afternooon. – Katherine

Gardens of Eden Shores

July 13, 2008


Just so you know, Babs is poring over her loot from the last week, trying to decide which gem to send us.  While we wait, I want to tell you about my neighbor’s garden. Karen and Bruce have owned property up here for ages, and used to haul their RV and boat up for summer […]