Last spring, we planted sweetgrass in the Botanical Sanctuary, which spread out across the marsh garden!
There are so few of these trees left that are healthy enough to bloom that it’s practically unheard of to produce nuts, because they need multiple trees--but this year, they did!
Nurturing at-risk plants is far easier than you think, whether you have acres of forest or a container garden on a fire escape. Start a botanical sanctuary in a pot in your yard! Guerrilla garden ginseng plants! Creating a project like this on a scale that makes sense in your life is attainable, reasonable, and … Continue reading Create Your Own Botanical Sanctuary: Learning from the Land
I love this time of year: the first wildflowers' hopeful surge to sunlight before the leaves cast shade on the forest floor, the birds' joy in life and love as they chase each other around the edges of the yard in pursuit of the next generation, the sudden sunlight in the midst of a rainy … Continue reading Why I Don’t Pick the Flowers: Leave the Spring Ephemerals Alone