Tel Aviv

In Honor of Prince: The Jacaranda Tree

– Posted in: Garden Musings

“To my compatriots, I have no hesitation in saying that each one of us is as intimately attached to the soil of this beautiful country as are the famous jacaranda trees of Pretoria and the mimosa trees of the bushveld.” – Nelson Mandela When I flew in to Tel Aviv a few weeks ago, I felt [...]

Wildflower Time In Israel

– Posted in: Garden Adventures, Garden Plants

Gardening in Israel: By the time June comes along, you might as well call it a wrap….except for the once in a while deadheading, pruning (which I’m always a bit shocked at how vigorously it’s done throughout the summer here) and making sure that watering systems are intact. From mid-winter until mid-spring, the blooms are [...]

Starting Over

– Posted in: Garden Design, Garden Musings

For several years now, I’ve talked and written about how living with ambiguity is an integral part of the creative process. My book, Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening, touches upon this subject in more detail.  I want to share a personal story with you that once again reminded me that learning to live with uncertainty is an [...]