Tom Vogel?s Pix and the new E-letter

I love looking at my garden. I?ve gotten to the stage where I actually sit in the garden and appreciate it. Feels like I?ve spent decades like a whirling dervish out there, not stopping long enough to memorize what it was like.I don?t remember what it was like ten years ago any more. I had the checkerboard, yes. Things weren?t as tall of course and there were may more perennials. Now I stand in the middle of my garden and can feel layer upon complex layer of plants all around me. ?Most of it created by using foliage instead of blooms.At the end of the week, we pulled out a huge old boxwood and a viburnum seedling which had gotten out of hand. Huge task which Kathy and her nephew Henry managed to accomplish in between whacking great tropical downpours. Now for some creative staring to figure out what?s next.?If you go to My Garden (up there at the top), you?ll see Tom Vogel?s brilliant and latest installment in photographing the garden with a new kind of perspective. You can click on the flower in the middle and it goes from winter to spring to summer and you can see all around the garden.?I do it on a regular basis because it completely fascinates me. I sort of like technology.Speaking of which: the new e-letter will go out on Wednesday. If you haven?t signed up and want it, do let me know. Tara will come in and actually do this because my eyes just glaze over at sending out hundreds of these things. When I try it doesn?t work. Just like getting photographs on to the web site. So far I?ve been a complete dunce at this. But I live hopefully.So look at My Garden, sign up for the e-letter and hope that it doesn?t rain again today.

  • sandra barnes

    September 4, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    I had to write and say how good I found your website. It’s so interesting I couldn’t tear myself away!! I love Tom Vogel’s photography for Spring going into Winter. I found your life story very interesting too.

    My daughter and I are keen gardeners. She has won gold awards for 3 years for her garden in the Britain in Bloom competitions and opens her garden under the National Gardens Scheme. I never thought she would get interested as when she was younger she thought it boring that I was always gardening.

    Keep up the good work.

  • lydia

    September 23, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    Hi marjorie, I met you at the book signing at the TBG Sunday, and you mentioned a phone number at City Hall which would expedite the removal of a city owned Blue Spruce which is on my front lawn and is diseased. In the spirit of your garden “restructuring”, I would love to get rid of this tree. Thanks for your help in reaching the city (could you put the PHone no. on your blog. Thanks for your help. Lydia