Today is my birthday. Unexpectedly, I am celebrating it in Philadelphia. Allowing myself to sink into the beauty of nature and the season of harvest is one of many reasons that I’m extremely grateful on this 1st day of November.
When I made the decision to create a 10th Anniversary Edition of Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening, I knew that I wasn’t going to use the cover of the original Digging Deep book, even though I had grown attached to it over the years. It was time to give this baby an updated,[...]
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[...]
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.