From Buffalo to Bottles – Art at the Falls of the Ohio

From Buffalo to Bottles – Art at the Falls of the Ohio

Bob Hill Hidden Hill News & Updates

In a way, environmental artist Al Gorman’s show at Hidden Hill Nursery & Sculpture Garden beginning this Saturday will only mirror what’s been going on at The Falls of the Ohio for hundreds of years. Except the earlier migrations featured Native Americans, soldiers, settlers, dreamers, explorers and millions of buffalo. The modern influx is a 400-mile broth of plastic bottles, …

Jackmanii Flower

Perfect Partners: Old Wood and a Vintage Plant

Bob Hill Hidden Hill News & Updates, Uncategorized

It was really a happy choice to plant the showy, velvet-purple Jackmanii clematis up against our gray barn. Especially after watching the two colors snuggle up to each other in the morning light. Our barn came first, built in the late 1970s from salvaged lumber stripped from a couple of older, abandoned barns in the area – and one maybe …

Of War and Poppy Remembrance

Of War and Poppy Remembrance

Bob Hill Hidden Hill News & Updates

Some favored flowers are living poems, while others fall more into the category of lovely, amusing, timely, fragrant, gregarious or – damning with faint praise – functional. But in that category of living poetry the time-honored winner has to be the poppy. All credit goes to a World War I Canadian physician, a Lieutenant-Colonel named John McCrae, who just over …

Mr. Hooper's Tree

A Tree Grows in Utica

Bob Hill Hidden Hill News & Updates

In the much more fastidious plant world the big white, fluffy flowers displayed here are found on your viburnum macrocephalum – or, a little less elegantly the Chinese snowball bush. If that isn’t specific enough, you can always go with Big Head Viburnum. Latin Lesson Warning Macro – Big Cephalum – Head But we Hidden Hill Folks have always called …

The Best Gardens Are Homemade

The Best Gardens Are Homemade

Bob Hill Hidden Hill News & Updates

There is a plaque on the wall in the room where I toss my muddy boots after tramping in dirt all day that states: “Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are?” I forget where the plaque came from, and I’ve never quite believed that philosophy; just never got around to taking it down. I do …