My garden is looking gorgeous this spring. Here are photos of just a few 😉 of the plants that I tend. Ferns: Ostrich (Matteuccia struthiopteris,) Maidenhair (Adiantum) and Japanese Painted (Athyrium niponicum) Barrenwort (Epimedium) - three types Forget-Me Not (Myosotis) Hosta and Lungwort (Pulmonaria) Columbine (Aquilegia) (Hybrids) Leaves of Peony and Japanese Red Maple (Acer … Continue reading spring garden 5.24.2018
The late-summer light brings on a change in feeling/emotion for me. Rather nostalgic, and in a good way. I always considered autumn my favorite time of year here in what we call the "midwest" of the United States. Perhaps it's because this year's weather has been unusually cool-- or perhaps it's the angle of the … Continue reading late-summer garden 8.24.2017
While in Santa Fe a couple weeks ago, my friends and I enjoyed several hikes, along with delightedly ogling an entirely different landscape and flora than here in the midwest. Madison sits at 741 feet above sea level; Santa Fe is at 7,198 feet. Madison averages 34.5 inches of annual precipitation; Santa Fe gets a … Continue reading santa fe: flora 7.13.2017
It's the middle of May, which means I'm completely immersed in gardening. I try to stop and it's hard to not pull another weed or plant another baby or water a dry friend. Since I haven't been creating much visual art, I like to think that in this slice of my delicious life pie, I … Continue reading Rachel as Gardener 5.20.2015
I seem to be still addicted to spirals...