Garden Variety Anxiety

On Saturday a busload of native plant enthusiasts will visit my garden. I’ve participated in this garden tour twice before, enjoying it both times. And yet, I can’t stop myself from worrying about it. This is no doubt because I am a… Read More

Raising People as Well as Flowers

Judy and I haven’t spent all our time in the garden. We have also been lucky enough to raise two good kids we are very proud of, both of them now adults in their twenties. Today we got to watch our older… Read More

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Colonoscopy

I had a colonoscopy on Friday, and let me start out by saying that the results were basically fine. I have mixed feelings about writing on this topic, this being a garden blog and all (annuals, biennials, colonoscopies … wait, something doesn’t… Read More

A Gardener Grew in Brooklyn

I had a very nice Father’s Day. In the morning, Judy and I went to the Skokie Farmer’s Market for the first time this year. When we returned, we found our oldest son Daniel at our doorstep, bearing bagels. We sat on… Read More