These are my observations about gardens, people, and outdoor miscellany. I live in Durham, North Carolina.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Well, I've had quite a break from the garden blogger routine. Vacation ranks as reason one. And of course, coming back from vacation is the other reason. Not only are we busy but my gardens are a mess. Sunflowers are broken. Pumpkins are covered in bugs. The fig tree does not have near enough figs on it. And Bermuda grass has a running start in several mulched beds. But I can't complain- theHelianthus angustifolius flowers are due to begin in about a month.
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.