The common dandelion

The common dandelion is easily identified by yellow flowers that turn into a ball of feathery seeds beloved by children. They may be considered stubborn weeds by lawn owners, but to European peasants and winter-weary American pioneers, dandelion leaves offered a...

During these cold days…

“In these cold days, the birds and small animals that remain around the house and garden struggle to find food. In this dormant season, the birds are all that remain of the animated summer landscape. In return for our enjoyment of their beautiful colors and...

The Peaceful Garden

“A peaceful garden–simple or harmonious to look at, restful to sit in–is a place of balance, sufficiently demanding of your time to be satisfying without enslaving you. It’s the place where you feel free to be sad, happy or even a little...
The Garden as Art

The Garden as Art

“Art is a stimulator of consciousness. When we bring art into our daily lives, it helps us rise above our mundane existence to experience visions—both our own and those inspired in others. Gardens, too, are works of art. Every garden is a masterpiece, whether it is a...