African Garden + winter

The Best of 2010*
Galanthus elwesii in March 2010

Following the example of Janus, the two faced Roman god of doorways, I am stopping to take a look back, before I look forward to step into the new year of 2011.

end of winter

Bare Ruined Choirs by Matthew Woodward, one of many gallery in the library shows and receptions

the Chicago Flower and Garden Show

Through the Looking Glass

the herons return

St. Patrick's Day shows and feising

dancers from Trinity Academy of Irish Dance waiting to perform



Helleborus x hybridus 'Kingston Cardinal'

the freakish

Caulophyllum thalictroides

complete silliness

the sublime

Calycanthus floridus 'Athens' and Crystal Fountain clematis

loving the new camera

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Ofuji-nishiki'



no rain

winged beauty

great performances

the border in August 2010


the harvest

beautiful edibles

battles with squirrels

finally rain

Rosa 'Carefree Beauty'

plant of the year at Squirrelhaven

Geranium 'Bob's Blunder' in a pink froth

battles with cucumber beetles

a new sculpture

beloved bees

Symphyotrichum laeve 'Bluebird'

fiery foliage


the garden never stops


the garden in snow

waiting for the birds

It was, on the whole, a good year. May this new year bring joy and blessings.

*My wildlife year in review is on Beautiful Wildlife Garden

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The Best of 2010* + winter