Ginny Neil

Suzi Parron is the author of “Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement” and “Following the Barn Quilt Trail.” more

Jan 2, 2018 11:26 AM Guest Columnists


Ginny Neil

My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them. —Mitch Hedberg more

Jan 2, 2018 11:24 AM Mountain Garden


Ginny Neil

I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. —Nathaniel Hawthorne more

Oct 27, 2017 10:18 AM Mountain Garden


Ginny Neil

It's easy to feel wonder-struck in a garden - especially if you cultivate delight. -Diane Ackerman more

Jun 26, 2017 4:45 PM Mountain Garden


Ginny Neil

To rot is to live… —Thorpe Moeckel more

Apr 24, 2017 10:06 AM Mountain Garden

The name daisy comes from “day’s eye” because the flower is only open during the day and closes up at night. ~Wikipedia more

Mar 1, 2017 9:26 AM Mountain Garden

How a "back-to-the-land hippie homesteader" built a collection of plants in demand all over the country. more

Mar 1, 2017 9:17 AM Features


Ginny Neil

"To sleep, perchance to dream..." -Shakespeare's "Hamlet" more

Jan 5, 2017 1:16 PM Guest Columnists

That time of year thou mayest in me behold, when yellow leaves, or none, or few do hang upon the boughs which shake against the cold. Bare ruined choirs where late the sweet birds sang….William Shakespeare Sonnet 73 more

Oct 28, 2016 3:10 PM Mountain Garden

All through autumn we hear a double voice: one says everything is ripe; the other says everything is dying. The paradox is exquisite. We feel what the Japanese call "aware"-an almost untranslatable word meaning something like "Beauty tinged with sadn more

Sep 2, 2016 9:17 AM Mountain Garden

When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant. ~author unknown more

Jun 21, 2016 11:37 AM Mountain Garden


Ginny Neil

"Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without..." - New England Proverb more

Apr 27, 2016 11:04 AM Mountain Garden


Ginny Neil

"The fair-weather gardener, who will do nothing except when the wind and weather and everything else are favorable, is never master of his [her] craft." - Henry Ellacombe more

Mar 9, 2016 12:40 PM Mountain Garden


Ginny Neil

See Ginny Neil's recipe for Grape Pie, taken from her March/April "Grape Joy" article. more

Mar 9, 2016 12:39 PM Food & Flavors


Ginny Neil

Where flowers bloom, so does hope. —Lady Bird Johnson more

Jan 27, 2016 4:30 PM Mountain Garden

“Plants want to grow; they are on your side as long as you are reasonably sensible.” —Anne Wareham more

Oct 22, 2015 11:28 AM Mountain Garden


Ginny Neil

Inheritance is bountiful when it comes to heirloom seeds that can be passed down the generations. more

Aug 17, 2015 4:48 PM Mountain Garden


Ginny Neil

“When God blesses the harvest, there is enough for the thief as well as the gardener.” –Polish Proverb more

Jun 23, 2015 3:34 PM Mountain Garden


Ginny Neil

"My garden is my favorite teacher." -Betsy Cañas Garmon more

Apr 14, 2015 4:47 PM Mountain Garden


Ginny Neil

Ramps are first. Then morels, followed by asparagus. Here’s how to take gustatory advantage of the early trio. more

Mar 1, 2013 12:00 AM Mountain Garden

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