Browsing All posts tagged under »Pine Hill Nursery«

Summer arrives: A ghost town, a princess, excellent treats and the return of Stone Circle

June 18, 2014


Apology and explanation The apology part: I did not get a post up about the Wilkinson Summer Lecture series when I should have (the flyer is here). In spite of my dereliction, there was a good audience on Monday for Paul Delange’s talk about Comfort, Michigan, a ghost town on the abandoned rail line between […]

Kids on the porch, Market going to the dogs, Crazytunias – must be spring

April 3, 2014


It must be spring break.  On Wednesday a steady stream of people visited the Elk Rapids Library, where magical vegetables popped up in the lobby. Some of us were there to check out books or to use the broadband-connected workstations.  (OK, some of us were there to do both, and went downstairs to the perpetual used […]

Dear Snowbirds: Nope

November 18, 2009


I can tell from the search terms that you snowbirds want to know just one thing. Has it snowed yet? Well, no, not yet. In fact, today’s a nice sunny day. But I’m not going to show you that, because I have a lot of other things to show you that backed up while I […]

Dinosaurs and Dr. Seuss trees in Edenshores

July 31, 2009


Alana Haley sent me an email. Next Wednesday at Pine Hill Nursery Master Gardener Ruth Chapin will help Perk up your Tired Container.   My mind wandered to my containers, all of them completely neglected since last summer.  My feet wandered out to the deck to inspect the one on the railing.  Perhaps it was not […]

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. […]

Garden Cafe opens at Pine Hill

May 15, 2009


Alana Haley from Pine Hill Nursery sent a press release.  There’s a new Garden Cafe at Pine Hill Nursery, and Julie Kamp is in charge.  Plus—and this is gonna save me a lot of gas—they’re partnering with Java Jones of Elk Rapids on this enterprise.  Oh boy oh boy.  I went over there yesterday and […]