Author Archives: Thad
by Joan Dye Gussow – A wonderful book about how a garden sustains a person beyond the food that it provides. The story of her garden is her story of survival … of being transplanted into a new community, of a horrendous remodeling experience, of the death of her husband, and of the transformation into … Continue reading
Now that some of the stuff inside has been completed, we are finally getting around to doing some work outside the house. While I like when things are finished inside, I am much more at home playing in the dirt! So, here is a little update of the things that we are doing to make … Continue reading
Here is some of the books that I have recently read … – An entertaining look at the various predictions that have appeared in Popular Mechanics, including both the ridiculous and the nearly true. For the historian of science, these predictions are a useful tool and a fun parlor game; for everyone else, they are … Continue reading
New post up over at the BSHS Travel Guide about the McMillan Sand Filtration Site in DC.
I received thru the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program (you can read the review over there). The book made me think about planting more trees and more native trees. I have all ready purchased a number of native shrubs and small trees for our small yard, but I have been thinking about other things that I … Continue reading
About a month ago, I appeared on Holly Morris’s segments of the Fox 5 DC morning news. After a little wait for the clips people to do their work, we were able to get the footage. So, here is the complete broadcast segments about the Museum and the USPTO!
Tomorrow, in cooperation with the Smithsonian Magazine, museums across the country are opening their doors for free! All you need is to register online for a ticket (they are good for two people) and then find local participating museums. If you are in the DC area, may suggest some of the following that I have … Continue reading
Here is a couple of weeks, a new exhibit is being installed at the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum. So, I thought that I would share its blurb … Exercising Ingenuity in Fitness and Health is an exhibition highlighting the historic advances, current trends, and future technologies relating to a healthier body and mind. … Continue reading
Jefferson’s Garden Over at Garden Rant they just posted about Jefferson’s Kitchen Garden and last night, I finished reading Peter Loewer’s Jefferson’s Garden which, after some introductory material about gardening during the period, the seed trade, and a profile of Jefferson as a farmer and gardener, profiles many of the plants that Jefferson grew and … Continue reading
Rodale’s Essential Herbal Handbooks: Landscaping With Herbs written by Nancy Ondra is an interesting little book. It will tell you nothing about the use of the herbs recommended for planting. It will tell you very little about the cultivation of various herb varieties. It offers a number of very specific landscape designs that gardeners can either … Continue reading