The Color of Leaves

A message to leaves: It’s not easy being green…when purple, gold, and lime are so much flashier.


Cicadas Do Their Worst

The 13-year cicadas’ legacy: legions of mangled small trees, hearing loss, public humiliation, and quashed hubris I do not like the red-eyed beast. I do not like it in the least. I do not like it when I dine. I do not like it in my wine. I do not like it on my plants.…

Halcyon Garden Tour

A stroll through the Halcyon Garden on an early-April morning Come in the side gate, up a flagstone path that passes through a redbud and Japanese maple grove, and pass through a rusty metal arch covered with climbing hydrangea: Follow the flagstones as they curve left around the deck towards a circular brick patio. You’ll…