A Few Timely Points About Growing Trees

Scott’s father planted a pin oak to commemorate his son’s birth 57 years ago. I’ve finally gotten around to reading a book called The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart. My wife gave it ...

Read More

Solidago solidarity

Goldenrod and another wildflower by North/South Lakes in the Catskills A recent post from my good friend, gardener and blogger, Gail Eichelberger, poses the question, “What’s wrong with goldenrod?” She then swiftly ...

Read More

Natives – A Moving Target?

Will the wild orchids in my woods survive the changes of the next half century?   There was a certain irony in the timing, given America’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement.  ...

Read More

The botany behind the fantasy

It’s a good (and rare) morning when my twelve-minute commute yields two news stories in a row that make me smile. That happened today. The first one has no gardening relevance, but ...

Read More