Musings of a Nelson GardenerGordon Peery2021-08-17T07:01:54-04:00
About Linda Singer:
I am an avid gardener in love with plants. My favorite gardens have a free, spontaneous feeling. Some of my earliest childhood memories have included nature walks and collecting common wildflowers. When I garden, I try to capture the feelings of those discoveries. I am fortunate to have a life partner, Greg Rothman, who has wholeheartedly supported my gardening interests, along with all the work that accompanies these endeavors. He is a true “enabler”. I am “drawn” to the soil and thoroughly enjoy the process of planting and watching nature. I think gardens are an extension of the gardener, and I look forward to sharing “me” with you.
By Linda Singer|2021-09-28T19:42:43-04:00September 23, 2021|
As I write this, too much rain is taxing my enthusiasm for my garden. For me, even under the best of circumstances, this is the most challenging time of year. I do love the arrival of fall with the changing light accompanied by cooler, crisper air. The evolving fall palette, as spectacular as it is, comes with the knowledge that my flower garden season has peaked, and I must transition to this new season.
It is great fun shopping for plants. In my overflowing garden, one would think I would not have need for new acquisitions. This is simply not the case! Plants die or just don’t perform as one hoped, and I love passing on my garden favorites to others. As a bonus, there is space for something new!
Does the universal appeal of white gardens reflect (no pun intended) on our cultural connections to that color?
The color white is used in different cultures to symbolize peace, purity, mourning. Colors create moods, and white, with these meaningful associations, is particularly impactful.
Dedicated to those who are experiencing loss. This is such a powerful time of the year, yet simultaneously fragile. Spring in the garden is my favorite time of year. Year after year, I am profoundly inspired as these early plants push their way through snow, mud, and frozen ground. Somehow, they (almost) always manage to survive the setbacks typical of the season. This is such a powerful time of the year, yet simultaneously fragile.