‘A Good Doer’

Do you have certain plants that you would describe as being a ‘good doer’? In other words, any that surprise you by performing above and beyond what you had any right to expect. It turns out that I inherited one here at the Money Pit’s garden. It’s a white iris that was at the front…

‘Porcelain Plus…’, Part 3: Precious Metals or Gems

Some art porcelain sculptures were given a real dose of ‘glitz’ over and above the rather typical enhancement of accents of 24k gold paint. Three studios also added components made of gold, sterling silver, or precious gems. Sterling Silver: Connoisseur of Malvern and Boehm of Malvern The original Connoisseur of Malvern studio incorporated custom-crafted sterling…

2021 Money Pit Garden Awards

If movies, plays, and television shows can have their annual awards, why not our own gardens? In that vein, I’m inaugurating them here at the Money Pit, starting with this gardening year of 2021. And of course, just like in the awards shows, there is a ‘Gone But Not Forgotten’ plant-obituary column for the year…