Early Spring Cleaning

    Hyacinths are waning, daffodils and hellebores have been in bloom for weeks, sedums are peeking forth, and I hereby declare garden season officially open! (At least in Zone 6 and parts south – Mainers and North Dakotans, tune in in a month or so…)  For you Zone 6 and 7 folks, if you…

Cheekwood photos

Last Saturday, Cheekwood Gardens in Nashville opened at 6am so amateur photographers like me could enjoy the loveliest light of the day–all free of charge. I enjoyed myself immensely, lying in the grass to snap dozens of flower photos as the sun rose and ignited the reds and yellows to a ramped-up crackling brilliance. The…