Hello Gardeners! I’m writing to introduce this amazing series of podcasts from my friend and former student Nicole Asquith. Her background is varied and interesting. but not horticulturally based, yet she is one of the least “plant blind” people I have known. Not surprising, because if you listen to her, you will find that she is intensely aware of her surroundings. She moved to Westchester County from California and came to my class, basically, as she told me, to orient herself to the very different plants and landscapes she was now finding her way in. I wish more people paid such attention! Here is a ink to her interview with me. I hope you enjoy it and sign up for more!
Announcing a great new book (which includes photos of FTGP by yours truly) written by my friend and colleague Kim Eierman. The Pollinator Victory Garden lays out the means to attract and provide for all different types of pollinators. Kim’s prose is a model of clarity (not always easy when we’re discussing biology), presenting life cycle information that allows the reader a deeper understanding of the needs of our pollinators. Extensive plant lists are the icing on the cake, leaving nothing to chance. Follow this link:
to learn more and start your very own victory garden for pollinators.
Hello Gardeners! The “Pause” has given me a precious gift of time to read Dr. Doug Tallamy’s latest book, which under normal conditions I wouldn’t have had time to read until next winter. And I am so glad I read it now, because there is so much positive energy in this book. I believe it may turn out to be the Silent Spring of our generation. But don’t just take my word for it. Angela Tanner, writing in the latest Ecological Landscape Association’s e-newsletter, says it better than I can:
Thank you to Grow Native Massachusetts for featuring this video featuring Carolyn Summers of Flying Trillium in which she takes us on a visual tour of numerous gardens, illustrating a diversity of styles for using native plants that range from formal to naturalistic.