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2011 Calendar Adventure

– Posted in: Garden Adventures

Saxon's recent post, showing gorgeous December photos from his past calendars, has inspired me to share with you the images from my first-ever calendar along with info you might find useful should you want to create one yourself. It's easy to do through Cafe Press or Zazzle, online sources for note cards, coffee mugs, T-shirts and other customizable items---even [...]

The Sea-Sand Plants of Desire

– Posted in: Garden Adventures

Every year, as Halloween approaches, I recall my visit to Professor Mordant's garden on the forbidden island of Desire. I call it forbidden because it was rumored to be an eerie, inhospitable place---a volcanic outcropping devoid of vegetation. Nothing like the mainland resort where I and other garden writers had been sunning ourselves in style. [...]