Bittersweet of Autumn

The Bittersweet Season of Autumn Is there a more perfect plant than the American Bittersweet (Celastrus scandens) to symbolize autumn? This native North American vine spends the growing season twining its way through branches of trees and shrubs and along fences until...

On Gardens and Dads

Father’s Day lands in the most luxurious time of the year.  The third Sunday in June – this year being the summer solstice – arrives with trees in full leaf but not yet damaged by tar spots or caterpillars; many shrubs are loaded with...