Decorating for Christmas (Holiday Season) Using Plants

Christmas is coming, if you like it or not. Countless vehicles have been spotted balancing a netted tree aloft them. The grocery stores boast giant pine wreaths with flat red bows, that dare you not to look at them as you enter. Colored lights are going up in the houses of well-meaning aunts, who try… Continue reading Decorating for Christmas (Holiday Season) Using Plants

Country Meadow Bed

One of the most satisfying parts of gardening is clearing out the clutter from a bed. This involves dividing plants that have become huge of their own accord. It also means taking out plants that will devour others and repurposing them somewhere more appropriate. From my standpoint, after my few years of professionally gardening, there… Continue reading Country Meadow Bed

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

Drying Herbs from the Garden

Autumn hit the Hudson Valley so hard it feels as if Mr. Frost is taking an express flight from the Arctic after an extended stay. It went from 80 degree days to 40 degree days in one week. Boss and I are not taking it well. In the mornings I've been huddling by my space… Continue reading Drying Herbs from the Garden

Potting Small Plants

Actually, Re-Potting Small Plants If you're like me you may have purchased a lot of smaller plants at nurseries while doing some bigger landscaping projects. "It's so cute! I just have to have it!" -is what I found myself saying time and again. They were cared for (or neglected) all summer in their plastic pots… Continue reading Potting Small Plants