These are my observations about gardens, people, and outdoor miscellany. I live in Durham, North Carolina.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Yesterday, it felt like a someone had taken a still-wet towel from a hot clothes dryer and laid it on the atmosphere.....the newspaper forecast said it would seem like August; it did. Just before noon I took some pictures of the White Garden which sits behind Sarah P. Duke Garden's Doris Duke Center Left-my silhouette... I really wished that I could've climbed down into the ferny glen that sits nearby. It looked ten degrees cooler down there.
Pictured below: Echinacea 'white swan' Rose of Sharon
This site is mostly about ornamental horticulture. But I hope to appeal to both non-gardeners and green thumbs.
Sometimes I may hammer out something about Durham neighborhoods, growing vegetables, or Nature. But chances are, most of my posts will be observations about different landscapes I encounter: a tree here, a bush there, some rumored bulbs in an abandoned garden somewhere else.
I have been living and gardening in zone 7 since the fall of 2004. This time in the garden has turned out to be a mostly zone 8 experience. Global warming may not be great for the polar ice-caps but maybe it has been part of what's kept my lantana and gardenias safe over the last few winters?
I am not a hard-core environmentalist or strict organic gardener but I do like native plants as well as my shrinking lawn.
I love old fashioned pass-along plants and the stories they hold.
Unless otherwise credited, Victor Gordon is responsible for all the writing and photography here.