Monday, April 20, 2015

Anthropomorphic Ferns

Saw these ferns emerging yesterday at a former client's garden; great gardener and fern collector. I learned about Oliver Sacks' fern interest from him; Sacks' book, Oaxaca, is about a 10-day fern expedition in Mexico.

How would you describe these ferns???

The top ones look like charmed snakes to me...


Monday, April 13, 2015

More Signs of Spring...

Paris in the...

Bloodroot: My Fav Bloom!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Happy (and Hidden Meanings of) Passover and Happy Easter

Regardless of how we all feel about religion, I believe we all relate to Spring and the Joy and Promise of Renewal. As somebody who has the luck to work with people and nature, and to witness the beauty and the shadows, I am always astonished and humbled by Spring.

I can't really speak to Easter, but I heard this woman rabbi today on Public Radio say some profound words about The Hidden Meaning of Passover.

Notice the new green pushing aside the old brown debris.

Monday, March 30, 2015

What a difference a week makes: Spring!

First two snow images at a Chicago client's last week.

Second two at Evanston lakefront today.


Monday, March 23, 2015

Snowdrop Selfie from Last Week in the Garden

Spring Snow & Exotic Guatemalan Flowers

Well, the snow in Evanston had just melted on the Spring Equinox and then this morning, we got a few more inches of snow. Thunderstorms forecast for the next few days and then snow again Friday. So I thought it the perfect moment to showcase some plants from Guatemala.

I can ID all except 2 and 8. Anybody want to chime in???










Monday, March 9, 2015