Seasons in the Sunflowers

Sunflowers have always held me spellbound. They grow in patches that seem to stretch on forever. When I’m out driving and spot a voluptuous sea of bright blooms billowing in the distance I scour the roadside for a safe spot to pull over. Then I get out and gaze to my hearts content. I don’t …

Wabi Sabi Fall at Blackwater Pollinator Sanctuary

Most people identify butterflies and bees as harbingers of springtime, when the flowers begin to bloom. So do I. As a librarian at the Hurlock Branch of Dorchester County Public Library for 13 years, every May I’d scour the shelves for books to display about the pollinators buzzing and fluttering about. But Fall, too, is …

Got crabs? Check! Got ponies? Check! Got garden bliss?Check!

The Delmarva Peninsula is well known as a destination for travelers seeking seafood feasts and beach adventures. Glorious gardens? Not so much. And that’s a shame, because there’s plenty of botanic beauty waiting to be discovered. And that’s why I started this blog, Eastern Shore Gardens. For the last 25 years I’ve found myself calling …