Seasonal and festive gifts will include potted paperwhites, gardening books, and homemade pomanders

Where are the seasons of yesteryear, pray?

Digging is a dowse of singular sensuality

What would we do without blue?

Here is where aestheticians are inspired to leave well enough alone

Cone flowers and rudbeckias along the road
Cone flowers and rudbeckias along the road Abby Jane Brody

It is, of course, huge surcease and respite and time for repose

Celia’s well-tended garden

The hour was always arboreal

Inspired by botanizing in Greece and Turkey
There were no roads so the botanists hired a tractor in the Taurus Mountains of Turkey. The driver is seen taking a break in the Emily Valley.