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New Garden Pond II

Pond design sketch

It's amazing to think that a few scribbled lines in pencil on paper can result in an actual ecological feature in a complex garden landscape.  But, that's how it happens. At least that's how it starts. … [Read more]

New Garden Pond

Construction of Edible Garden Pond 10-10-12

  In another year this will all be under water.  Water that will be growing our food.  Can't wait till this fills up now.         … [Read more]

Big Prairie Bloom 9-4-12

Prairie 9-4-12

  The Bernheim Big Prairie represents an amazing story of ecological change.  In 2009 this area was a mowed field of fescue grass.  Through years of ecological stewardship it now represents a great example of native tall grass prairie. As a result, the biodiversity of this area has increased dramatically. In this picture you can … [Read more]

What A Difference a Year Makes

Maple 10-1-10

These following three photographs are of a maple tree just beyond the entrance kiosk at Bernheim.  I've been taking photos of this tree over the past several years during the fall color change.  It's amazing to see how different the same tree can be on the same date over three different years. If you are interested in studying phenology (the … [Read more]

Garden Groundmending


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Touring the Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest … [Read more]