Category Archives: Green Thoughts


Thankful for Gardeners

If we were of a more poetic nature, we would add a line or two to the poem below about being thankful for gardeners who support MSHS and other garden…

magnolia spring

Green Thoughts: Garden Possibilities

  It was such a pleasure to sink one’s hands into the warm earth, to feel at one’s fingertips the possibilities of the new season. —Kate Morton, The Forgotten Garden

rose in rain

Green Thoughts: Roses and Seeds

What an excitement it is to order rosebushes in this glacial world, and also to read the seed catalogs by the hour, slowly coming to decisions. —May Sarton in The…

garden meditation

Green Thoughts: ‘Incredible Peace’

  Just being in a garden gives me incredible peace, like being in a foreign cathedral on a hot afternoon, when there’s nobody around, only the sun beaming from high…

light on snow

Green Thoughts: Enduring Winter

  The shortest day has passed, and whatever nastiness of weather we may look forward to in January and February, at least we notice that the days are getting longer…

insects on rose

Green Thoughts: Garden Teachers

“A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.” –Gertrude Jekyll, garden writer and designer, 1843-1932

mum and birdbath

Green Thoughts

Though the purpose of horticulture is all about control — asking nature and particularly plants to submit to cultivation at our hands — it’s also where everything is totally out…