These are my observations about gardens, people, and outdoor miscellany. I live in Durham, North Carolina.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
I took this picture last week. It was the last warm day of a warm spell but you could feel the air changing as a front was moving in. I guess wind and March are familiar partners. It was cool enough that the inside of my car (where the picture was taken) felt great after being zapped by a few hours in a sunny parking lot. But it was warm enough that I didn't need a coat.
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.