Catherine Renzi

September Favorites

Text and photos © Catherine Renzi Many September gardens are waning, preparing for dormancy after festive summer partying with exciting colors and fragrances. But, September is also a time of new beginnings; Autumn begins in September, and a new academic year begins for students of all ages. For me, each year begins anew with my[...]

Purple and Yellow: A Perfect Pairing

Text and photos c. 2009 Yellow Springs Farm LLC April showers bring May flowers; how comforting and reassuring this is! Despite climate change, suburban sprawl, and economic recession, the flowers are as bright and beautiful as ever. Native flowers are ready for showtime in May, just in time to provide plenty of pollen and nectar[...]

Pleasing the Bees

[Note from Nan: Our newest guest contributor, Catherine Renzi, is owner of Yellow Springs Farm Native Plants Nursery in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania. Her posts will focus on the importance of native plants for habitat, biodiversity, and sustainability, as well as their great colors, textures, and the aesthetics. You can find out more about her and the[...]