Hungry Goldfinches on a Snowy Day

We’ve had lots of Goldfinches this winter, more than in recent years. They’re all over our two nyjer seed feeders.

Welcome to the Neighborhood: Yanaka, Tokyo

Let’s return to our trip to Japan last September, shall we? Most of Tokyo has been demolished (by war, fire, and earthquake) and rebuilt multiple times. The neighborhood of Yanaka, however, was damaged less than most from the cataclysms of the 20th… Read More

Linda Hostetler’s Garden of Happy Surprises

So this will be my last post about the 2017 Garden Bloggers’ Fling, and it seems right and proper to end with one of the very best of the many fine gardens we visited.

Shrubs On the Chopping Block

I’m thinking about getting rid of some shrubs. For starters, there’s the 3 Cranberrybush Viburnum (Viburnum trilobum) that I planted along the west side of the Back Garden.

One Small Step for Monarchs

Hope is in the air since this past Tuesday’s election results from New Jersey, Virginia, Maine, and elsewhere. Not only that, but there is some positive garden-related news as well.

Savoring Autumn Awesomeness

It’s the middle of October already. I’m already starting to mourn the passing of autumn, which is rough because I’m still not over the passing of summer. Anyway, at the risk of being repetitive, I’m posting some pictures taken earlier in the… Read More

On the Train to Kyoto

View from our window at about 200 mph on the Shinkansen.

White Crane (or Maybe an Egret)

Hunting for a nosh at Hama-Rikyu garden in Tokyo.