Every year, about this time, my garden turns into a spoiled brat. It always needs, or wants something more. These constant demands were easier to handle, when I was totally engrossed in creating the garden. Now… I want to call the shots. I still love my garden, but it’s time for some tough love.
July always seems like peak season, in the garden. We’re done with the ephemerals of spring, but not yet battling the tired days of August. These plants are my July All Stars. What are yours?
The unthinkable has happened… I’ve lost my gardening mojo. While I still love gardens, mine has become more overwhelm than obsession. It’s time to take stock and regroup. Can you relate?
What plants require minimal work, bloom for weeks, and last for years? Flowering shrubs, of course. All those years I was coveting more and more perennials, my shrubs quietly became the stars of my garden.
It’s always such a thrill, when a hummingbird visits my garden. It makes me feel like I’ve done something right. They shouldn’t be rare sightings, in our area. With a few… okay, a lot, of hummingbird plants, they’ll find you in no time and stick around to feast.
What a wet and weary May this has been. Where’s the sun? While not every garden is enjoying the prolonged chill in the air, woodland gardens, like Stonecrop Gardens shown here, are ideal sites for long damp springs. If you’ve got a wooded area, you can create the perfect escape. …read more
I hope I’m not the only person who still occasionally ventures out without my phone. I always said I’d never take a job where I was on call and that extends to my personal life. I spend so much time in front of a computer screen, the last thing I want is to be shackled […]
The Big Bug Hunt is back and they are hoping this is the year it goes viral. This is a citizen science international research project being spearheaded by Growing Interactive, a company that creates software for gardeners. Each year, gardeners around the world report when pests start to show up in their garden. The folks […]
Do you devour every morsel from your vegetable garden, or do you get to the point where the sight of one more leaf of Swiss chard is enough just makes you think “Take Out”? …read more
April is the true start of the gardening season, in the Hudson Valley. This year it can’t decide if it wants to leap over spring or focus on dreary drizzle. Either way, the garden is not going to wait.