Nan Ondra

October Happenings and Tidbits

– Posted in: Miscellaneous
Fall grasses at chanticleer-resized

Who would have ever thought that fall would be upon us so quickly? I don't know about all of you, but my summer just sped by. For those of us living in extremely hot, dry climates, we're waiting for the first rains of the season to give some relief to our drought-ridden gardens, to bring [...]

August 2009 Happenings and Tidbits

– Posted in: Miscellaneous
Chanticleer-blue Adirondack chairs and hydrangeas in July

It has been one funky summer weatherwise. The East coast appears to be having one of the  wettest and coolest summers on record. In speaking with some colleagues in England, they've  had non-stop rain for the past 30 days with absolutely little to no sun. Mediterranean countries are experiencing hot and dry summers. Even in Israel,  it is considered to be [...]

Addendum to ‘Deeper Into Orange’

– Posted in: Garden Design
lantana-multi-colored with leaves-resized

Steve's recent post, Deeper Into Orange, did a magnificent job of showing how to use the color orange in the garden to create certain moods and bring some punch and 'exoticism' to a planting scheme, especially in the summer months. His article motivated me to browse through some of my photos to see where orange had been used to create an [...]