Category: Green Goddess

“But we were wise. We knew that hearts, away from nature, become hard.”

Nothing Could Be Finer …

Dappled sun and shade on the garden beds at our new home in South Carolina.

… than to be in Carolina? On a morning like this–70 degrees with dew dripping from the collards and a Carolina wren warbling his heart out overhead–I agree. I absolutely agree. The long silence in Goddess of Gumbo-land has been…

Daily Beauty: Blooms of the Solstice

The first "smoketree" of the season, spewing clouds of blooms at the corner of Wine and Park.

Friday, June 21st, is the summer solstice, so from here on out, the “Daily Beauty” feature will be bringing you summer blooms, blooms like┬áthe one spotted today, Cotinus corrygria, the plant we in central Virginia call “smoketree” and sometimes “smokebush”…

Guilt-free weed warfare

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So the world–the Green World at least–seems to be agreed. We all hate Monsanto. They have given us good reason. But that still leaves the average suburban Joe or Jane facing a dilemma. Joe and Jane Suburbs may spend very…