Finally, I took a good photograph of blue false indigo by taking a picture of a bee for my children.
Most if not all of the people denying climate change exists really don’t know, yet they plant the yellow flag and oil refineries for us all.
Named after the city of Athens, Georgia, this yellow-flowered sweetshrub is a rare beauty.
I didn’t steal any of the Euphorbia, but the Mariana ferns over at the Institute of Ecology were in constant danger of being purloined.
The red maple, Acer rubrum, is one of the great native trees of eastern North America. It can grow to 90 feet tall. Gardeners and…
Rare in my garden are annuals, their uniform sameness unrelenting through summer. The common poppy is an exception I am happily willing to make.
Magnolia grandiflora is a big tree and somewhat out of fashion these days. If a gardener has a large garden and room and the need…
Looking like a character straight from the pages of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, the man appeared, singular and alone, along with a…
Who was Frank Brownlee and why is a camellia named after him?
I rode a Triumph motorcycle to visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Fallingwater (Kaufman House). I mention this because it was hot, and the house is near Bear Run, Pennsylvania. I have never been to Pennsylvania and I got lost, purposefully at first, on the highways of this beautiful state. There was lots of pie eating. I remember that. Finally Fallingwater appeared…or at least the parking lot did.
After signing in, off I went down the path to the most iconic residence in American architecture.
To the staff’s credit I was allowed to roam around the place pretty much at my whim. So many things disappoint when we finally experience them, but not this place. Fallingwater is stunning and so is the landscape, the testament to Wright’s commitment to both architecture and the landscape and their meaning as one.