Porch Postulating on 45 Years in One Garden

Porch Postulating on 45 Years in One Garden
High on a Hill in Utica, Indiana We welcome back one-time Garden Rant partner Bob Hill, who has stayed in one beautiful place for a long time. A few very random thoughts while sitting in a screened-in back porch in Utica Indiana in early April of 2020 while mulling over 45 years of home gardening, the memories, connections and friendships born of all that – if not the meaning of life. Phlox subulata beyond the garden gate. This may be the much needed and finest spring in all those years, a rain-blessed chronological PowerPoint of purple hellebores, fragrant witchhazel, pink flowering almond, magnificent magnolias, the shy, blushing ‘Pauline Lily’ redbud, screaming yellow Kerria, butter-yellow Weigela, deep red crabapples and simple white daffodils with yellow centers. The latter well predates our four decades in this place in a 160-year-old farmhouse. I can’t look at them without thinking and wondering about those … Read More