Welcome to Spring

March 20th, 2015 § 1 comment § permalink

tiny-birds-nest-ⓒ-michaela-thegardenerseden.com_ Seasonal Joys

W E L C O M E    S P R I N G   !

Our seasons are officially changing. The vernal equinox arrives in the Northern Hemisphere today, March 20 at 22:45 UTC, or 6:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

I’m sure ready to get back in my garden, how about you?

Photography & Text ⓒ  Michaela Medina Harlow/The Gardener’s Eden. All photographs, artwork, articles and content on this site (with noted exceptions), are the original, copyrighted property of Michaela Medina Harlow and/or The Gardener’s Eden and may not be reposted, reproduced or used in any way without prior written consent. Contact information is in the left side bar. Please do not take my photographs without permission. Thank you!

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Springtime Joy As Winter Wanes . . .

March 16th, 2015 § Comments Off on Springtime Joy As Winter Wanes . . . § permalink

Hamamelis_vernalis_April_sunset_michaela_medina_harlow_thegardenerseden.com_The Golden Glow of Springtime: Hamamelis vernalis 

It’s been a long, long, harsh winter in New England. This year, more than any in recent memory, we all seem anxious for any sign that the seasons are about to change. Bodnant viburnum, vernal witch hazel, pussy willow, golden spicebush, snowdrops, crocus; as gardeners we cherish these early-blooming harbingers of spring.

Crocus_michaela_medina_harlow_thegardenerseden.com_ Springtime Crocus, Still Sleeping Here; Not Far Beneath the Snow

512x768xLindera_benzoin_North_American_Native_Spicebush_michaela_medina_harlow_thegardenerseden.com_.jpg.pagespeed.ic.d56oqQ6fMB Early-Blooming Spicebush, Lindera benzoin is a Garden Favorite Throughout the Seasons

pussywillow_michaela_medina_harlow Pussy Willow, Salix discolor Catkins – One of the Earliest Signs of Spring

Take heart, cold-climate gardeners! Even in areas where sap is hardly running and buds are barely swelling, a cacophony of birdsong fills the air. Hibernating creatures are stirring and migratory birds are returning. April is just around the corner and springtime is well on her way.

Viburnum-bodnantense-Buds-ⓒ-michaela-medina-thegardenerseden The first blooms of Bodnant Viburnum, V. bondnantense ‘Dawn’ are My Personal Springtime Touchstone

Photography & Text ⓒ  Michaela Medina Harlow/The Gardener’s Eden. All photographs, artwork, articles and content on this site (with noted exceptions), are the original, copyrighted property of Michaela Medina Harlow and/or The Gardener’s Eden and may not be reposted, reproduced or used in any way without prior written consent. Contact information is in the left side bar. Please do not take my photographs without permission. Thank you!

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A Moment for Peace: Artist’s Talk Friday, March 6th in Brattleboro, VT

March 5th, 2015 § Comments Off on A Moment for Peace: Artist’s Talk Friday, March 6th in Brattleboro, VT § permalink

October_Thicket_2014_Michaela_Harlow_michaelaharlow.com October Thicket, 2014 – Pastel on Paper (limited-edition, archival prints available – click here for details)

 I’ve been invited to give a brief talk about the relationship between artist and natural environment as part of the creative process at “Moment for Peace” this Friday evening, March 6th at 5:30 p.m. in Brattleboro, Vermont. The talk will focus on conservation of woodlands as peaceful places for contemplation and meditation. I will be speaking as artist and landscape designer. The talk is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

“Moment for Peace” takes place at 5:30 p.m. in the church parlor meeting room at the Brattleboro Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro, Vermont. For more information visit the Gallery Walk website or call (802) 257-4588

Artwork & Text ⓒ  Michaela Medina Harlow/The Gardener’s Eden. All photographs, artwork, articles and content on this site (with noted exceptions), are the original, copyrighted property of Michaela Medina Harlow and/or The Gardener’s Eden and may not be reposted, reproduced or used in any way without prior written consent. Contact information is in the left side bar. Please do not take my photographs without permission. Thank you!

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