city gardening

Green Acre #332: Beyond Azaleas

There are showy blossoms yet to unfold at the US National Arboretum.

May 12, 2021

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Green Acre #331: Table of Content

Some decorating ideas take time. In this case, 15 years.

May 5, 2021

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Not-Very-Green Acre: The Lazy Lady’s Garden Tour

Also known as a stroll to the drugstore.

April 29, 2021

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Green Acre #330: A 10-Point Garden Manifesto

I give myself very good advice, but I very seldom follow it.

April 21, 2021

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Green Acre #329: The Eternal Power of Flowers

Designer Charlotte Moss inspires us with the eternal posy.

April 14, 2021

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Green Acre #328: Much Ah-choo! About Fragrant Flowers

Don’t blame the budgies, blame the buds.

April 7, 2021

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Green Acre #327: 38 Years of Forsythia

Remarkably little may happen to a garden if you don’t do . . .something.

March 31, 2021

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Green Acre #326: 30 Years Making the Passover Seder . . .

. . . and not one photo to prove it.

March 24, 2021

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Green Acre #235: Itchy for Spring

Waiting for allium bulbs to spring to life.

March 17, 2021

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Green Acre #234: Cherries on Top

It’s (very) soon time for bloom time.

March 10, 2021

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Green Acre #233: Table Fires Everywhere

These refined ‘appliances’ can light up the night garden.

March 3, 2021

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Green Acre #232: The Allure of Old Kitchenware

There’s more for the winter gardener than browsing seed catalogues.

February 24, 2021

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Green Acre #231: Time to Posy On Down to Philly?

Not yet. The Philadelphia Flower Show will take place in June this year. Outdoors.

February 17, 2021

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Green Acre #230: You Can Say That With Flowers?!

Love isn’t the only message blossoms can send.

February 10, 2021

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Green Acre #229: Splendor in the (Fake) Grass?

Tiny lawns make little sense. Tiny fake ones even less.

February 3, 2021

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Green Acre #228: Plants v. Decorating Flaws? Plants Win!

Greenery is the ultimate distraction from our homes’ shortcomings.

January 27, 2021

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Green Acre #227: Post-Holiday Greens

No more holiday glitz. Instead, fresh cuttings and the promise of spring.

January 20, 2021

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Green Acre #226: Layers of Color, Layers of Life

Blossoms elevate the mood as well as the interior.

January 13, 2021

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