The loss of Lady Mary Soames, Winston Churchill's youngest daughter and last surviving child, who died on May 31 at the age of 91, deprives the world of its finest direct Churchillian link. For me, it also draws to a close a very sweet friendship.
Urban gardening often seems like an activity only reserved for the particularly ambitious among us. Without space, how can anything grow?
Something my garden constantly reminds me to do is to be generous, which is an admittedly easier thing to do when it offers me more vegetables than I could eat on my own.
There's a common misconception that if you don't have a green thumb, you cannot grow your own food. And that's 100 percent wrong.
Always, always, it comes back to what a garden means to me. A garden offers structure and reliable cycles. There's the renewal that's visible with each plant and tree, each blossom or new leaf.
Written by Roberta Lane "The world's favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May." -- Edwin Way Teale, American naturalist and w...
Although every season is magnificent in Yellowstone, in late spring the wildflowers begin to bloom in bright hues, from pink and purple to green. America's first national park is home to more than 1,350 species of vascular plants.
My husband teases me that I grow potpourri and he has a point. While I'm mad about gardens, I have been known to starve them. The other day I notice...
It takes me less than two days to save enough water to grow more vegetables than I can eat using only simple, inexpensive items and without making any significant changes to my behavior. I find that to be an incredibly powerful and empowering idea.
There are many different types of gardens, but perhaps the most beloved of all are public gardens, which highlight all types of horticulture and serve as low-cost attractions that provide fun activities for visitors of all ages.
Located in the town of Port-Marly, directly west of Paris, just under 12 miles away from the capital, the Château de Monte-Cristo property now hosts musical and theatrical events, and draws tourists and painting aficionados.
Even in our highly unnatural cities, the very human desire to connect with nature has also given rise to countless parks and gardens. When we think of green space in New York City, where I live and work, our mind goes first to Central Park and the New York Botanical Gardens.
For many fruits and vegetables, the sun can be too harsh, drying soil too quickly, burning leaves, soaring too high for pollination. In Florida, where I grow, I'm all too familiar with the sun and its downside.
"So plastic is mind, so receptive, that the slightest thought makes an impression upon it. People who think many kinds of thought must expect to recei...
We all need our batteries recharged to fuel creativity and provide inspiration. Springtime in Southern California is enthralling and one of the best...
Once you know the basic tenets of this practice, organic vegetable gardening is simple. And the payoff is enormous: no toxic chemicals, no waste, better for the environment as a whole, and not to mention a crop full of natural, delicious vegetables.