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Cultivating Wisdom

Cultivating Wisdom

“Can I fold your laundry?” my mother-in-law asks. “That would be wonderful,” I reply. It’s nice not to have to do this routine chore myself, and I realize that it gives her a purpose and helps her to feel needed. My mother-in-law has recently moved in with us and we...
Pet Peeve: Ever-Ugly Evergreens

Pet Peeve: Ever-Ugly Evergreens

It’s time to look at the plants in our landscapes with a clear eye. From foundation plants to the medians in parking lots, there are plants that are left in place for years after they have lost their attractiveness. Those malpruned junipers, hacked arborvitae...

I Love This Plant – Nov. 15

The I Love This Plant for this week is Pyrus salicifolia ‘Pendula‘ or weeping willow-leaf pear. I first saw this plant some years ago at the Chicago Botanic Garden and I stood looking at it, thinking, “I want one”. Four years ago I ordered this weeping willow-leaf...
Thanks

Thanks

Come ye thankful people come… this song echoes through my head at this time of year. When I was in grade school we sang it every fall…is this too much of a hymn for today’s schoolrooms? I hope not. Whether a traditional tune runs through your mind or not, at...

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