• What Goes Up …

    ... might go down instead!  That's the case with the bountiful 'non-vining' Clematis jouiniana 'Praecox'.  A Garden Merit award winner, this is a clematis that loves to meander around your garden, weave itself into smaller … [Continue Reading]

    What Goes Up …
  • Autumn Bride

    Even though I'm petite, I tend to be attracted to big things.  That doesn't just apply to plants, either.  I have a penchant for rescuing large animals, which has resulted in my husband limiting my pets by weight restriction, … [Continue Reading]

    Autumn Bride
  • The Wanderer

    "They call me the wanderer, yeah, the wanderer, I roam around, around, around" ~ Dion (1961) ~ I remember planting a bright red bee balm, Monarda didyma, over twenty years ago because it was one of the first perennials … [Continue Reading]

    The Wanderer
  • Juicy Fruit

    Summer isn't only a time for gorgeous flowers and fun in the sun, it's also a time to partake of some of the most luscious fruits grown in our climate. For those of us in colder zones (5-6), that list includes blackberries, … [Continue Reading]

    Juicy Fruit
  • Wickham Park

    Wickham Park, a private foundation whose property extends into both Manchester and East Hartford, Connecticut, was on my garden 'Bucket List,' and is well worth placement on your list as well. Easily accessible from I-84 … [Continue Reading]

    Wickham Park

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What Goes Up …

… might go down instead!  That’s the case with the bountiful ‘non-vining’ Clematis jouiniana ‘Praecox’.  A Garden Merit award winner, this is a clematis that loves to meander around your garden, weave itself into smaller trees or float down a stone wall.  I choose the latter, allowing ‘Praecox’ to cover the walls with cascades of delicate sky […]

Autumn Bride

Even though I’m petite, I tend to be attracted to big things.  That doesn’t just apply to plants, either.  I have a penchant for rescuing large animals, which has resulted in my husband limiting my pets by weight restriction, rather than quantity!  But, back to big plants: Most heuchera (coral bells) are attractive enough, with […]

The Wanderer

“They call me the wanderer, yeah, the wanderer, I roam around, around, around” ~ Dion (1961) ~ I remember planting a bright red bee balm, Monarda didyma, over twenty years ago because it was one of the first perennials introduced to my garden. And I remember anxiously awaiting its arrival the next spring, but something very […]

Juicy Fruit

Summer isn’t only a time for gorgeous flowers and fun in the sun, it’s also a time to partake of some of the most luscious fruits grown in our climate. For those of us in colder zones (5-6), that list includes blackberries, blueberries and grapes; a few of the fruit producing shrubs/vines that any novice […]

Wickham Park

Wickham Park, a private foundation whose property extends into both Manchester and East Hartford, Connecticut, was on my garden ‘Bucket List,’ and is well worth placement on your list as well. Easily accessible from I-84 (right off Exit 60), the 250 acre park is comprised of gardens, open fields, scenic woodlands (with trails), multiple ponds, […]

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Wickham Park

Wickham Park, a private foundation whose property extends into both Manchester and East Hartford, Connecticut, was on my garden ‘Bucket List,’ and is well worth placement on your list as well. Easily accessible from I-84 (right off Exit 60), the 250 acre park is comprised of gardens, open fields, scenic woodlands (with trails), multiple ponds, […]

The Bronx Zoo in December

I turned sixty this month, for me a monumental date that had me pondering ways to celebrate such a special day. After all, it’s December in New England. Certainly not the best time for outdoor activities of interest to a passionate gardener like myself. After some thought, I decided that if I couldn’t see dazzling […]

Opus 40 Sculpture Park

In this one life that we have, it is important to do the things that feed our soul. To make time and take time to spend with those you love and do the things that make you feel happy. The things where time simply slips away because you are so entranced with what you are […]

All Things Maple

Those in the Northeastern U.S. during February and March may be wondering: “What are those tubes winding through the woods from tree to tree?”  As part of a quintessential New England tradition, the tubes are collecting sap from maple trees to create a series of treats; such as maple syrup, maple candy and maple cream.  From February through […]

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