Two Gardens…

Beautiful gardens abound in Salem, but here’s a peek at two I’ve visited recently.  The first is the garden of my “garden mentor” Irene.  Years ago the late Oregonian garden columnist Dulcy Mahar wrote that if you were having trouble with your garden, the BEST thing to do was to find a garden you admired, […]

Frankie’s Garden

I forgot to mention that Frankie started playing uke with Carol and Sharon and me.  When we were dropping her off the other day (Frankie and George are neighbors in the historic district) she invited us to stroll her garden saying “it’s a little wild”…but in fact it’s just plain beautiful…and it’s only just May.  […]

Lord and Schryver

I hope between now and September 18th you’ll have a chance to visit the Hallie Ford Museum of Art to see an interesting show of the garden plans and watercolors of the landscape architects Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver, curated by Sharon Rose and myself. Lord and Schryver both attended the Lowthorpe School in Groton, […]