Perhaps it was because I had just spent two and a half months with my 90 year old father in Philadelphia, who spoke more about death with me this visit than he has his entire lifetime, that I made time to watch A Will for the Woods. If, like me, you’ve had mixed feelings about how[...]
When a few of the Drexel students working with me at Lombard Center Community Garden told me that I needed to check out the latest in Philadelphia’s Pop-Up gardens down at the waterfront, I knew it was a ‘must see’. Although it’s described as a ‘summer pop-up park complete with a boardwalk, urban beach,[...]
I’m delighted to introduce Chris Woods as a Guest Contributor for Gardening Gone Wild. I’ve known Chris for over 25 years- from when he was the head gardener at an estate in the suburbs of Philadelphia called Chanticleer. For those of you who don’t know, Chris led the transformation of Chanticleer, where he spent 20[...]
Every Saturday morning when I stroll over to Rittenhouse Square, I’m starstruck by the plethora of zinnias that greet me with their dazzling array of colors and flower heads.