Fran Sorin

Gardening Is A Sacred Act

– Posted in: Garden Musings
Gardening Is A Sacred Ac

"Gardening is a sacred act. When you dig a hole in the ground, and feel the soil in the palm of your hands or as it crumbles between your fingers, you’re participating in a ritual that’s been taking place since the dawn of humankind. There's a rhythm to gardening that soothes our souls and awakens [...]

Zinnia Happiness

– Posted in: Garden Musings
Zinnias and happiness

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. There are 3 or 4 flower stands at this weekly market but one grower, Triple Tree Flowers, has a flare for displaying flowers that woos passer-bys [...]

An Outstanding Urban Circle Design and Plantings

– Posted in: Garden Design
Knautia macedonia and Geranium var.

The crown jewel of Philadelphia is the Benjamin Franklin Parkway - flanked on one side by the Philadelphia Museum Art with a straight view of Philadelphia City Hall several blocks away. In the center of Philadelphia's magnificent mile is Logan Circle, an open-space park, one of the five original planned squares laid out on the city [...]