Hostas in Bloom

Being Held Hosta

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Best I can guess the hostas lining our front porch – the ones pictured here with the fireworks of blue flowers – have been popping up out there for at least 75 years. Our house is at least 150-years-old. We have lived here 40 years. I know from talking to neighbors the hostas were here long before we were. The …

To Bee or Not To Bee Is Never The Question

To Bee or Not To Bee Is Never The Question

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A couple clusters of reddish-pink bee balm have pushed their frilly heads above the rest of the perennials outside my office window – purple aster, red-yellow daylilies and the violet-white scaffolding of Bear’s Breeches among the other flowers in full bloom. I’m looking at them right now. I’ve always preferred that cluttered English garden to long sheets of color, which, …

Kiwi Vine

The Hearty Kiwi – A Vine That Holds Up

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One of my very few rules of gardening is to never plant anything whose name contains more than five syllables because you’re already on verbal thin ice with your more literate garden-tour guests, so why push it? Then there is Actinidia kolomikta, which translates to, well, Actinidia kolomikta, which translates in English-teacher speak to ak-tin-ID-ee-ah koe-lo-MIK-tah. If you’re looking for …

Mortgage Lifter Tomateto

Mortgages Lifted While You Wait

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While most of us garden to seek a little fun, satisfaction and relief from the billion-dollar manufactured noise of Politics 2016 – (And I will soon write my book-long take on this subject titled “Children in Suits”) – today we are going to talk about the controversial world of tomatoes. I do so because Hidden Hill’s own General Manager Cheryl …

Watering Can Tin Man

Hidden Hill Poetry Defies Rhyme & Reason.

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We recently went on a Louisville garden tour that covered as wide a variety of gardens as one could find; gloriously native, wondrously creative, from-the-heart homemade and by-the-book linear. Which caused me to come home and look through our several zillion seasonal photographs – (Which, by the way, I have on a splendid Power Point available for public-meeting consumption) – …