Bee friendly

If life is all about the birds and the bees, it’s obvious we need to be bee-friendly. Otherwise, we’re doomed. But let’s bee (;-) serious. If life, as we know it, is just a big jigsaw puzzle, the more pieces we lose, the more incoherent the whole picture becomes. And since we are part of that…

Beautiful plants

A few snapshots from my visit at the Jardin des plantes in Paris. The place is a must for garden and plant lovers. The exterior garden features beautiful plants, the hot house is exceptional, and the natural history museum is also a Paris must. It is common knowledge that the French have a knack for…

Fall meditation

In the fall, it seems like everything slows down. There is never a better time to take a stroll through the woods. Open your eyes, your ears, and your mind. For me, this is the best kind of meditation.  In meditation, they say you should be focused on your respiration. When I’m strolling through a…

Fall garden cleanup

The days have gotten shorter and cooler. Slowly but surely, your annuals are withering away and your perennials are starting their dormant period. Now, you’re wondering if you should do a good fall garden cleanup. Removing annuals First, ask yourself if your annuals are really annuals. A true annual will never live for more than a season….