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, […]
R is over at the beach writing this week and sent me an informational picture of the wisteria by the back door… so I sent HIM a picture of the wisteria here at home…oh I love this warm weather…everything is POPPING!
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. […]
I’m taking off for Alabama early tomorrow…a quick turn around the yard today to see if spring is really here…it is! a quick coffee… and something to ponder on my trip…interesting things to do with fruit…see you soon!
My curatorial career is coming to it’s apex this week while both shows I have recently curated are on view (“Lord and Schryver” at the Hallie Ford Museum…closing September 18th… and “Bits and Pieces” at Salem Art Association’s AN Bush Gallery, up until mid October). Roger suggested this morning that there are certain similarities between […]
The porch history post got me looking at old photos, and so…to keep the thought going, here is the historical –mid-historical—and current view of 1658 Court Street. Photos do not exist of the rear of the house when it was on State Street, or at the corner of 17th and Court (it was moved twice…sort […]
Saturday there was a tour of Lord & Schryver gardens and it was the PERFECT day…sunny and warm (but not too warm). We went first to Gaiety Hollow…Lord and Schryver’s home garden…the allee with the 300 year old oak tree was cool and inviting (though in spring it’s a riot of color), the brick paths […]
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, […]
Oh is there anything nicer than a jaunt to a nursery on a Saturday morning? Carol and I headed out to Godfrey’s in Shaw for her annual impatiens (though they had no orange ones this year???) and the place was hopping as I hauled my wagon to check out I noted that at least one […]
My neighbors had a tree taken out today and it always makes me sad to lose a tree…now that I’ve attained a certain age and can never live to see them grow really big. It was a walnut, covered in ivy, blocking sun fom other trees, but–habitat…there’s a LOT of livestock here in the central […]