Above my drawing desk is a postcard of a garden in Colonial Williamsburg depicting a classic four-square parterre, defined by boxwood circular brick paths, two white benches, and an orderliness that reflects a simple design. The faded postcard from Colonial Williamsburg inspired my own Parterre. Visiting Colonial Williamsburg today, you will be greeted by gardeners […]
Kitchen Garden Recipes
Seasonal recipes from the garden to table. Ellen Ecker Ogden's recipes using garden-fresh vegetables, herbs, and fruits feature beautiful photography.
It’s been hard to know what to write these past 10 days, immersed in the news and the sorrow that is deeply felt around the world. Last week, when I learned sunflowers are the national flower of Ukraine, it seemed okay to share a few synchronized photos of a sunflower that grew in my garden […]
Lately, I’ve been thinking about families with young children. Mostly about cooking with children, especially this time of year. When my children were young, we made gingerbread houses, hosted Christmas cookie parties, and turned up The Nutcracker Suite. The act of cooking and gardening with children always leads to a messy clean-up, yet the memories […]
Every Christmas when my children were young, we made gingerbread houses along with Christmas cookies. We turned up the music for the Nutcracker and the kitchen became an art room full of activity and creativity. The act of cooking (and gardening) with children always leads to a messy clean-up, yet the memories have a long-lasting […]
Will Bonsall, Sustainable Gardener and Seed Saver at Scatterseed Project “Genetic diversity is the hedge between us and global famine,” writes Will Bonsall, author of Will Bonsall’s Guide to Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening and founder of the Scatterseed Project. In the Western Maine Mountains, Bonsall collects, maintains, and distributes plants and seeds, many of them rare […]