Archives for May 2011

Liberty Hyde Bailey T-Shirt

May 31, 2011 at 5:02 pm

Last Saturday saw the groundbreaking of the Liberty Hyde Bailey Interpretive Garden Path, at North Shore Elementary in South Haven, Michigan, Bailey’s hometown. You can check out their blog at And, if you would like to be the first on your block to have a snazzy L.H. Bailey t-shirt call Becky Linstrom at (269)... View Article

The Feeling for Plants

May 22, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Image via WikipediaOne does not make a good library till one has a feeling for books, nor a good collection of pictures without a feeling for pictorial art. Neither does one make a good garden of any kind without a feeling for plants. This does not mean that the feeling must be born with the... View Article

Good Air

May 18, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Image by Mike Licht, via FlickrIt is most strange that persons who spend the day in the open air are likely to bottle themselves up at night. I suppose that the fear of fresh air is in part expressive of our general philosophy of life, whereby we unconsciously carry the idea that man is... View Article

The Best Planting

May 15, 2011 at 10:57 am

…the best planting, like the best painting and the best music, is possible only with the best and tenderest feeling and the closest living with nature. One’s place grows to be a reflection of himself, changing as he changes, and expressing his life and sympathies to the last. -L.H. Bailey