Gardens are Art

– Posted in: Garden Musings, Garden Photography
Viburnum foetidum v. ceanothoides - red winter berries in rain

No doubt if you are reading this you know that gardening is an art. And, as is often true with art, one form inspires another.  A recent stroll in the University of California Berkeley Botanical Garden brought so much of this together. Art appreciation is something we do every time we visit a museum, go to[...]

A Christmas Poem: Amazing Peace

– Posted in: Garden Musings
2005-12-03 14.59.45.jpg-Longwood Gardens

After days of contemplating what thoughts I wanted to share with you this holiday season, I came upon a poem written by Maya Angelou. I read it over several times: Each time I felt its message more deeply. We are living in such unprecedented and tumultuous times. The world is in desperate need of individuals[...]

Celebrating This Year’s Garden

– Posted in: Garden Musings
Zinnias

Each year, in late fall, when I bid adieu to my garden as it sinks into its cold weather hiatus, I feel a sense of sadness, nostalgia, and appreciation. This year, because I flew from Tel Aviv to celebrate Thanksgiving in Philadelphia, I knew that when I returned that my robust, autumnal Mediterranean garden will[...]