Today is photo day. To reground me.
Some thoughts for for a new gardener: Keep a journal. It doesn’t have to be fancy. I received a wonderful garden journal as a gift, and it has provided insights, occasional entertainment, and perspective. I go through spells when I use it, and long stretches where I don’t. But it can be helpful to read […]
Better half is working late (NYC agency life), so what better way to pass the time than take in the garden — and a glass of wine — from our porch? Took a quick walk around with hose in hand, and as always, found tasks to be done — and new discoveries. The oak leaf hydrangea, […]
Plants made an impression on me from the start. I recall bright purple pansies with yellow faces where we lived when I was just three years old. But one of my fondest, earliest garden memories involves my mother and a little gardening project. We had moved to a large, old house with a a big […]
Part of the fun of the garden when you have an older home is trying to imagine what the former owners created. The grounds of our post-war colonial house were very much a clean slate when we arrived. We had learned from the sellers that when they bought it, the house had an incredible, if overgrown, garden, […]
There is a certain joy in putting together a fall planter. Here is my first this year. I like the size for a mixed planting, such as this.
…or very early spring, to be hopeful. The lawn yielded another section to the rich soil of our plant beds, giving home to a beautiful rose. She sits dormant now, but the signs of life are everywhere.
There’s a lot to be said for the winter garden and the aesthetic interest of perennials, grasses and seed heads covered in frost and snow. Come March, though, I start itching to order plants and plan changes and additions. Soon … until then, we wait.
… it all started when we moved to a small town in New Jersey. The type of mythical place where there’s a soda fountain in the drug store, a Fourth of July parade, and lots of small and cozy post-war homes. Our own home’s yard was begging to be cultivated, and the idea of a garden took […]
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