A Time for Thanks

As many of my readers know, 2015 was a busy year spent rebuilding our home after a fire loss, and 2016 has proven equally challenging as I continue to tie up loose ends around the house, while trying to rebuild my life. Some … [Continue Reading]

Hummingbird Slider in A Garden For All by Kathy Diemer http://agardenforall.com

New York Botanical Garden

Black Friday, and the weeks before, are often spent indoors shopping for bargains . . . but I have a better idea! November is a month that can grace us with unseasonably mild temperatures and crisp blue skies; in other words, … [Continue Reading]

Conifer Garden At NYBG in A Garden For All by Kathy Diemer http://agardenforall.com

Marvelous Milkweeds

As a child, the pods of milkweed fascinated me.  To break them open and watch the silky seeds float through the air filled my mind with wonder and awe.  Where would these little flying seeds finally end up?  How far could … [Continue Reading]

Milkweed slider in A Garden For All by Kathy Diemer http://agardenforall.com

Don’t Hate Me …

...because I'm goldenrod!  Goldenrod gets a bad rap from allergy sufferers all over the country, when in fact the real culprit is ragweed.  The pollen of goldenrod (Solidago sp.) is actually too heavy to become airborne, … [Continue Reading]

Goldenrod slider in A Garden For All by Kathy Diemer http://agardenforall.com

Burn the Burning Bush!

I travel on a lot of country roads during my ride to work, and enjoy the scenery along the way. Especially in the fall, as leaves start turning flashy shades of gold, orange and red.  Alas, there is a putrid, pinkish-red … [Continue Reading]

Itea virginica slider in A Garden For All by Kathy Diemer http://agardenforall.com

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A Time for Thanks

As many of my readers know, 2015 was a busy year spent rebuilding our home after a fire loss, and 2016 has proven equally challenging as I continue to tie up loose ends around the house, while trying to rebuild my life. Some days I take things in stride, other days I do not. But […]

New York Botanical Garden

Black Friday, and the weeks before, are often spent indoors shopping for bargains . . . but I have a better idea! November is a month that can grace us with unseasonably mild temperatures and crisp blue skies; in other words, perfect conditions for strolling through a garden.  So, for the folks at the mall waiting in line […]

Marvelous Milkweeds

As a child, the pods of milkweed fascinated me.  To break them open and watch the silky seeds float through the air filled my mind with wonder and awe.  Where would these little flying seeds finally end up?  How far could they travel as they were carried along by the wind?  I imagined them landing in […]

Don’t Hate Me …

…because I’m goldenrod!  Goldenrod gets a bad rap from allergy sufferers all over the country, when in fact the real culprit is ragweed.  The pollen of goldenrod (Solidago sp.) is actually too heavy to become airborne, instead pollination occurs from the traveling insects and butterflies that visit the plants. Ironically, goldenrod is used as a remedy for seasonal allergies; by […]

Burn the Burning Bush!

I travel on a lot of country roads during my ride to work, and enjoy the scenery along the way. Especially in the fall, as leaves start turning flashy shades of gold, orange and red.  Alas, there is a putrid, pinkish-red leaved villain littering the native landscape, a shrub that is non-native, highly invasive and virtually mundane […]

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New York Botanical Garden

Black Friday, and the weeks before, are often spent indoors shopping for bargains . . . but I have a better idea! November is a month that can grace us with unseasonably mild temperatures and crisp blue skies; in other words, perfect conditions for strolling through a garden.  So, for the folks at the mall waiting in line […]

Harkness Memorial State Park

In celebration of our anniversary, my husband, Ged, and I visited a gorgeous park overlooking the ocean in Waterford, Connecticut. Well worth the visit, my post will hardly be able to cover all the wonderful aspects worthy of mention on this beautiful estate. Between the stands of ancient beeches, maples and chestnuts, the expansive and […]

Innisfree

Imagine a garden designed to delight us visually and sensually, as well as addressing the often neglected sense of sound.  Using a story high fountain, rambling brooks tumbling over carefully placed stones and a gorgeous forty acre lake; the sound of water soothes visitors, while the reflective surfaces incorporate the sky and surrounding hillside into this breathtaking atmosphere. 

Connecticut Flower & Garden Show 2015

There’s only one way to fight a seemingly endless winter; enlist some serious flower power! In my neck of the woods this entailed taking a much needed break from the snow and frigid temps to attend the 34th annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show, just an hour away at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. […]

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