Archive for ‘Chez Tom’

When the Goddess Smiles

We all do it: we buy plants that aren’t remotely suited to the conditions in our gardens, plunk them in the ground, and hope for the best. And 99% percent of the time, the results are utterly predictable—yet another slaughter of the innocents. (As the saying goes, if you’re not killing plants, you’re not doing […]

Changing My Mind

No one will ever accuse me of being a consistent gardener. No sooner have I settled on a color scheme or plant combination than a dandy new idea occurs to me and I want to change the whole thing. Maybe it’s a horticultural version of ADD. Its effects on the garden are probably not altogether […]