Tovah Martin

Craving Color South African-Style

– Posted in: Bulbs

Let us talk about lust. I'm speaking of the insidious longing that grips a girl who pretty much has it all -- botanically speaking. I'm talking about the urge that makes someone yearn after her neighbor's bulbs. It's depraved. It's desire run amok. It's sick. And Debra Lee Baldwin -- with her talk of hundreds [...]

The Refrigerator Exposed

– Posted in: Bulbs

Written by Tovah Martin So secretly – while all this was going on – the refrigerator was having a life of its own. While the amaryllis were blooming on the windowsill and the bulbs in the ex-lawn were laying dormant under their six feet of snow (the plowmen cameth) – deep in the caverns of [...]

Big, Brazen and Bawdy

– Posted in: Bulbs

Written by Tovah Martin The deliveryman was just being gallant, I’m sure. When he offered to bring the box of books in out of the snow, he probably assumed he’d toss it into your typical vestibule and be done with it. Sign here. In fact, he was hoping to summarily dump it into one of [...]

Daylighting

– Posted in: Bulbs, Garden Design

Written by Tovah Martin Turning heads isn’t a cakewalk in my little New England town. Take the tulips, for example. Less than 200, and you’re whistling in the dark. Sure, I get the occasional glad hand. But it takes numbers to raise the eyebrows. I claim that I don’t care, but when the first Schnauzer [...]