Summertime Harvests

There is a simple earthy pleasure to reaping your garden's bounty in the summer.  It's nice to see tomatoes get red, the smell of fresh basil leaves always makes me hungry, and seeing cucumbers and zucchini hanging off the vine is always a pleasant surprise.  

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”    ―   Henry David Thoreau  ,    Walden

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” 
― Henry David ThoreauWalden

American Boxwood Society Symposium

Ty consults with John W. Boyd III, the president of the American Boxwood Society as they watch Boxwood Leafminers fly around a group of boxwoods in Gail Gee's beautiful garden.

Ty consults with John W. Boyd III, the president of the American Boxwood Society as they watch Boxwood Leafminers fly around a group of boxwoods in Gail Gee's beautiful garden.

We attended the 54th Annual Symposium held by the American Boxwood Society in May.  If you are a boxwood geek - like we are, it was a perfect mix of interesting, educational and enjoyable!   Here is a photo of Ty Tan and John W. Boyd III, the president of the American Boxwood Society.  They are observing adult Boxwood Leafminers that infested this section of boxwoods in Gail Gee's beautiful garden.  Learning how to protect boxwood against Boxwood leafminer (Diptera) and the daunting fungal pathogen called Boxwood Blight (Cylindrocladium buxicola) is essential to maintaining the boxwood we install.