Adrian Higgins

For Adrian Higgins's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Unique ginkgoes are living fossils

Oct 6, 2013

Unique ginkgoes are living fossils

This fall, the fan-shaped leaves of the ginkgo tree will turn a golden yellow, and in the silence of the night, the tree will offer a little arboreal tremor and drop its entire canopy in a total release of its unique and primal foliage. ...

Gardening offers original ideas for repurposing goods

Apr 2, 2013

Gardening offers original ideas for repurposing goods

Ruthie Mundell opens a door within the warehouse of the nonprofit thrift store known as Community Forklift and eagerly displays the donations of countless gardeners. Hoses, weed whackers, clay pots, axes and lawn mowers all form a silent testimony to hours of yardwork. What ...

May 19, 1999

Azaleas rioting

WASHINGTON — Henry Mitchell liked azaleas (and many other plants). “With them,” he once wrote, “you can be as riotous, gaudy and vulgar as you please, or as delicate.” Mitchell died in 1993, but his garden books flourish. Last week, more than 60 friends ...