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Published: Jul 24, 2022 at 12:30 AM
“[In July], the gardener finds that he ought again to loosen the baked and compact soil in the beds ... , and invariably he throws out of the ground an incredible amount of stones and other rubbish. Apparently stones grow from some kind of seeds or e...
Published: Jul 17, 2022 at 12:15 AM
“To produce a new species, that is the secret dream of every passionate gardener!”
— Karel Capek, “The Gardener’s Year,” 1931
Although I would like to think I’m a passionate gardener, I can’t honestly say I have ever harbored the dream of p...
Published: Jul 10, 2022 at 12:15 AM
“I advise you sincerely that if you have in your garden a bit of a slope or a small terrace, make a rock garden there.” — Karel Capek, “The Gardener’s Year,” 1931.
One day last summer, Jerry and I were walking on the beach in Bandon when I saw someth...
Published: Jul 03, 2022 at 12:15 AM
“In July, according to the immutable law of gardeners, roses are grafted.”
— Karel Čapek, “The Gardener’s Year,” 1931
Until I read this line in Czech author Karel Čapek’s humorous treatise on gardens and gardeners throughout the year, I had never he...
Published: Jun 26, 2022 at 12:30 AM
“As punctual as an employee, I would leave home in the eight-thirty cold, almost always on my bicycle but sometimes on foot; after twenty minutes at most, I would be ringing the bell of the entrance at the end of Corso Ercole I d’Este, to cross the p...
Published: Jun 19, 2022 at 12:15 AM
“For one enormous plane tree, in fact, with a whitish gnarled trunk, thicker than that of any other in the garden and, I believe, of the entire province, (Micol Finzi-Contini’s) admiration bordered on reverence.” – Giorgio Bassani, “The Garden of the...
Published: Jun 12, 2022 at 12:15 AM
“The garden, or to be more precise, the vast park that surrounded the Finzi-Contini house before the war, and spread out almost 25 acres to the foot of the Mura Degli Angeli on one side … today no longer exists.” — Giorgio Bassani, “The Garden of the...
Published: Jun 05, 2022 at 12:15 AM
Editor’s note: This is the final story in a series about women gardeners in the Rogue Valley.
“Perhaps the silver lining of Colony Collapse Disorder is its wake-up call to invest time, research and energy into new managed pollinators and new way...
Published: Jun 02, 2022 at 01:41 PM
Literary Gardener host Rhonda Nowak talks with BeeGirl founder and executive director Sarah Red-Laird about the critical relationship between bees, plants, and people. T
his is the last episode in a series celebrating women and their work with plant...
Published: May 29, 2022 at 12:15 AM
“Concealed were all thy beauties rare
’Neath the dark umbrageous shade,
But still to gain the loftiest spray,
Thy weak stem its efforts made;
Now, every obstacle o’ercome,
Thou smilest from thy leafy home.”
– “The Clematis,” Alexander Bathgate, in “F...