Ah…my little corner of the Internet, where I can be myself rather than just another author, the posturing horticulturist on NPR, or onstage at garden events. No coat and tie, no workaday horticultural correctness, just a crusty gardener who travels the world looking for whatever’s a good fit for my garden and me.

In my small but overstuffed plot of land I try out interesting design elements and grow hardy plants that need little or no care. I accessorize with bottle trees, gaily painted tire planters, and other whimsical yard art, including the ancient topiary practice now called “crape murder.”

Enjoy a scroll through photos of really quirky stuff I’ve seen on far-flung garden travels, and a few of my ruminations on why we do what we do in our personal spaces.

Hope you find inspiration, but won’t mind getting a little affronted. After all, it’s my blog, about my garden life – and those who know me expect no less. Besides, as Martha once quoted me as saying, “No matter what you do, your neighbors are gonna talk about you anyway.”

Now let’s get dirty.

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If you have an extra minute or two, check out the HGTV article about my little “gallimaufry” garden.

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