arbor idea

Posted by Dindrane on December 3, 2007 in birds, gardens |

I want an arbor to shade part of the deck, double planted with wisteria, which will bloom in spring and scent the air with heaven, and with Campsis, which blooms in the summer, and will attract hummingbirds for hundreds of miles and is gorgeous. It would be awesome to sit under that with some rose-hip […]

No Microscope Required

Posted by Dindrane on October 1, 2007 in art, gardens, links, recommendations |

This most awesome site, the Micropolitan Museum of Microscopy, was discovered by my friend Scott via Boing Boing. Sections include microscope images of insect bits and marine things. Gardeners will love the Botanical Garden section. Just think of the artistic potential! The science geekery joy! I can see a whole Warholesque colorblock collage with the […]

cool garden projects

Posted by Dindrane on March 23, 2007 in art, frugal living, gardens |

The Artistic Garden has a huge variety of cool, affordable projects for creating things for your garden, from concrete and hypertufa goodies, to herb drying, mirrors, and painting. One of my favorite projects is “how to make a hollow garden sphere” from hypertufa. Very keen. Got Spring Fever? You can still be creative!

good nature day!

Posted by Dindrane on August 22, 2005 in animals & wildlife, birds, gardens |

four chickadees on my feeder at once! tiger swallowtail squirrel is back cabbage sulphurs and a white spotted admiral (I think)

top 10 heirloom veggies link

Posted by Dindrane on June 22, 2005 in food, gardens |

a nice list of 10 varieties of heirloom veggies well worth growing (Boy howdy, I wish About.com would do a major site design rehaul. They look awful and they’re impossible to navigate well, and all that useful info is essentially lost.)

Uvularia perfoliata

Posted by Dindrane on June 14, 2005 in gardens |

Uvularia perfoliata Bellwort, Merry-bells Zones: 4-8 Bellwort forms large colonies in good woods throughout eastern North America. Late spring, early summer flowers are creamy yellow, drooping, 1 inch bells, borne at the tips of branched stems up to 18 inches tall. It is common in the woods and would be a good plant for naturalizing […]

Sara Stein quote

Posted by Dindrane on June 1, 2005 in gardens |

“I appreciate the misunderstanding I have had with Nature over my perennial border. I think it is a flower garden; she thinks it is a meadow lacking grass, and tries to correct the error.” –Sara Stein, from My Weeds: A Gardener’s Botany

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