December Playlist

Hello All, I meant to have this playlist up for you at the beginning of December, but I also intended to have all my presents and cards in order by now. You guessed it, they're not done. https://open.spotify.com/user/i4s3qdcvsc3hma74qhampp8qy/playlist/29mxES1XErnLc6GZym4esV?si=K9pZSJUUSKKw76BMgIXSJQ Take a listen and enjoy! There are only a few songs in this playlist that have one… Continue reading December Playlist

Winter Plantings Bring Spring Flowers.

Okay okay, it isn't technically winter yet. Will you hold it against me? I have had to shovel snow already. At the end of last week, the ground completely froze over. It is winter. Take that, you autumn-loving, pumpkin-spice everything people. Previously, I had been worried that a massive order of bulbs would need to… Continue reading Winter Plantings Bring Spring Flowers.

The Plan is Not Always in Your Hands

At the end of the summer, I dreamed up a magnificent plan to overwinter some annuals from clients' cutting gardens to see how they would hold up, and maybe have some nice blooms in the winter. I brought them inside. "Oh, how pretty they are! It really brings some life to this tiny apartment! These… Continue reading The Plan is Not Always in Your Hands

Amsonia; Beautiful Autumn

It was the most gorgeous autumn day thus far. Seasonally appropriate frost crystals clung to the grass in the morning, but not too heavily on the iris greens. I scraped the thin sheet of ice off of my car windows and drove to my parents' house. We made two pots of coffee over the span… Continue reading Amsonia; Beautiful Autumn

Storing Eggplant

A beautiful bounty comes late in the summer. Eggplant flowers bloom and ripen. It is a sight to awaken the Italian within us all. Store-bought eggplant always takes so much manipulation to extract the bitterness from it. However, freshly picked eggplant from a compost rich garden, will yield effortless tastiness. Yum! So buttery and mellow… Continue reading Storing Eggplant

Weather in the Hudson Valley

Living in the Hudson Valley of New York is like a dream most every day. Rarely is one day exactly like the other, and that is what makes it so special. However, it seems as though the last three years have been years of extremes for this area as well as across the globe. There… Continue reading Weather in the Hudson Valley