Tag Archives: Mike Alexander

In the Garden, Spring Finally Arrives

In France, as across much of North America, spring has finally sprung. And Mike Alexander is ready as the ‘Saint of Frost’ gives way to seasonal bloom.

Posted in Garden, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Winter Blooms on France’s Route of Gold

While much of France is still stuck in late-Winter’s chill, the almost year-round sunshine of the Cote d’Azur offers ample opportunities to explore ‘La Route des Mimosas,’ a “trail” spanning eight villages centered around the beautiful golden mimosa tree.

Posted in Garden, Travel, Trees | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Taking a Walk Through a Historic French Garden

In Dordogne, a bucolic region in southwestern France known for foie gras, truffles and some of Europe’s oldest settlements, correspondent Mike Alexander introduces readers to a beautiful private garden that has been passionately tended by the same family over five … Continue reading

Posted in Garden | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Dear Diary | Keeping a Garden Journal

Mike Alexander on why keeping a gardening journal is a great idea.

Posted in Garden, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Gardener Without a Wheelbarrow or Garden Cart

Our man in Europe, veteran horticulturist Mike Alexander, learns just how valuable these wheeled transports are in the garden.

Posted in Garden Tools, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

How to Beat a Strawberry Tree

GV’s eyes and ears in Europe, Mike Alexander, introduces readers to an underused drought tolerant shrub (or small tree, if you prefer).

Posted in Fruit, Trees, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Go Fig-ure | Too Much of a Good Thing

GV European correspondent and French horticulture expert Mike Alexander on his experience with the abundant fall fig harvest in southern France.

Posted in Fruit, Trees, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments