A Boxwood Love Affair

For the first 18 years of my gardening career, I lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For you non-Midwesterners, that’s Zone 5A territory, which in horticultural parlance translates into short, hot summers and long, cold winters. Very long, very cold winters. So … Continue reading

The New American Victory Garden, Defined

Quite a number of you have emailed me, asking questions about The New American Victory Garden, the presentation I just gave at the New York Botanical Garden. So, here’s the scoop: First of all, what do you mean by Victory … Continue reading

Spring into Fall with Native Perennials

Last summer I spent almost a month touring gardens in Ireland and England, and without a doubt, these were some of the most spectacular landscapes I have ever seen. Garden after garden passed before my eyes, each filled with rich … Continue reading

Bungalow Gardens

Large or small, [a garden] should look both orderly and rich. It should be well fenced from the outside world. It should by no means imitate either the willfulness or the wildness of nature, but it should look like a … Continue reading

Stop, in the Name of Squash!

THE FOLLOWING IS A SUMMARIZED STATEMENT TO THE PRESS,  ISSUED BY MICHAEL WEISHAN THIS AFTERNOON REGARDING HIS INVOLVEMENT IN THE STANDOFF CURRENTLY BREWING OUTSIDE BOSTON: FIRST QUESTION: Okay, I admit it: I got lazy last week and carelessly left the … Continue reading

Heirloom Heresy

I’m about to go way out on the proverbial limb, and say something that may shock a quite a few of you: many heirlooms plants are over-rated. Now this may seem strange from someone whose first book, The New Traditional … Continue reading