Pansy Parade

Pansies and violas, both members of the large violet family (a genus with over 500 species), are the perfect Grand Marshals to lead the parade of spring into your garden. Thought to have originated from Europe, there is … [Continue Reading]

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

Plight of the Monarch

Not a week has gone by that I haven't read something about the devastating decline of the monarch butterfly.  At their peak in the mid 1990's, the monarch's overwintering population covered an estimated 45 acres of forest … [Continue Reading]

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

Mixing It Up

One of the most common questions I'm asked when people visit my gardens is how to select and combine plants so that they look great together.  How to choose bloom and foliage colors? Which heights work best?  When to consider … [Continue Reading]

mixing it up slider in A Garden For All by Kathy Diemer http://agardenforall.com

Hearty Hyacinth

Hyacinths have been a part of plant history for as far back as records were kept.  In fact, the name hyacinth can be traced back some 4,000 years, when its blossoms were compared to the bluest waters. Greek mythology … [Continue Reading]

Hyacinth slider 2 in A Garden For All by Kathy Diemer http://agardenforall.com

The Boardwalk

Located on a 4,000 acre nature preserve in the hills of northwestern Connecticut, the White Memorial Conservation Center is proudly celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.  Established in 1964 in the former homestead of … [Continue Reading]

boardwalk slider 2 in A Garden For All by Kathy Diemer http://agardenforall.com

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

Pansy Parade

Pansies and violas, both members of the large violet family (a genus with over 500 species), are the perfect Grand Marshals to lead the parade of spring into your garden. Thought to have originated from Europe, there is history indicating the Greeks cultivated viola for medicinal uses as far back as the 4th century B.C..  […]

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

Plight of the Monarch

Not a week has gone by that I haven’t read something about the devastating decline of the monarch butterfly.  At their peak in the mid 1990′s, the monarch’s overwintering population covered an estimated 45 acres of forest throughout central Mexico. According to the World Wildlife Fund, this winter’s total shrank to a below 2 acres, […]

mixing it up slider in A Garden For All by Kathy Diemer http://agardenforall.com

Mixing It Up

One of the most common questions I’m asked when people visit my gardens is how to select and combine plants so that they look great together.  How to choose bloom and foliage colors? Which heights work best?  When to consider texture?  Are there plants that don’t require much maintenance?  And how about keeping the critters […]

Hyacinth slider 2 in A Garden For All by Kathy Diemer http://agardenforall.com

Hearty Hyacinth

Hyacinths have been a part of plant history for as far back as records were kept.  In fact, the name hyacinth can be traced back some 4,000 years, when its blossoms were compared to the bluest waters. Greek mythology describes a beautiful youth named Hyacinth, who was adored by the gods Apollo and Zephyr.  When […]

boardwalk slider 2 in A Garden For All by Kathy Diemer http://agardenforall.com

The Boardwalk

Located on a 4,000 acre nature preserve in the hills of northwestern Connecticut, the White Memorial Conservation Center is proudly celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.  Established in 1964 in the former homestead of Alain and May White, this public center is dedicated to conservation, research, education and recreation.  More than 35 miles of trails […]

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boardwalk slider 2 in A Garden For All by Kathy Diemer http://agardenforall.com

The Boardwalk

Located on a 4,000 acre nature preserve in the hills of northwestern Connecticut, the White Memorial Conservation Center is proudly celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.  Established in 1964 in the former homestead of Alain and May White, this public center is dedicated to conservation, research, education and recreation.  More than 35 miles of trails […]

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

The High Line

All I wanted for my 55th birthday was a trip to New York City, to walk the High Line and to see the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center.  This may sound like a simple enough endeavor, but for my self-employed husband and a household full of animals, taking a day off is serious business.  Once you […]

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Mine Hill Preserve

A huge piece of granite sits comfortably in front of the fireplace of a home built in Roxbury,   Connecticut in the late 1800′s.  This stone is worn from the feet that stood upon it while cooking food, and blackened by embers that fell onto its surface throughout the decades.  Though you can see this is an old piece of […]

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Walkway Over the Hudson

The first train crossed what was considered an engineering marvel of its day, the Poughkeepsie Bridge, on December 29, 1888.  At a length of 6,768 feet and height of 212 feet, this multispanned cantilever truss bridge was constructed of steel, with the two approach viaducts made from iron; together forming one of the most direct rail routes between the […]

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