The lesson I have thoroughly learnt, and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives. Gertrude Jekyll Here is a photo journal of what is happening in the garden this week. I will try to capture all that happens in the busy gardening season each week. April 15, 2019 Various Hellebores Pieris and … Read More What’s blooming today
It was a very wet & windy January when I made my way out to Massachusetts Horticultural Society headquarters at Elm Bank in Wellesley. There would be no walking around the gardens enjoying a bit of vanishingly rare winter sunshine today, what with the rain and melting snow, Elm Bank looked more akin to a swamp. Such is New England in winter and what … Read More New England Artists and Their Gardens
Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap. Barbara Jordan Who doesn’t like cookies and milk. We have a tradition of baking snowflake cookies on snow days, which is not terribly original but very tasty. The Snowflake Cookie recipe … Read More Snowflake cookies in March
Away in a meadow all covered with snowThe little old groundhog looks for his shadowThe clouds in the sky determine our fateIf winter will leave us all early or late.– Don Halley Dealing with the long, cold winters of the North can really be a struggle for Massachusetts gardeners. Short days, long nights, almost no sunshine, and a complete lack of any warmth can really … Read More Winter Gardening
I’m really quite simple. I plant flowers and watch them grow… I stay at home and watch the river flow. George Harrison Lately, I’ve become interested in an even more abstract style of gardening. I was inspired by the film “Five Seasons: the Gardens of Piet Oudolf”, which is an absolutely gorgeous documentary about the New Perennial gardening movement. I decided I needed to … Read More Bulbs in the grass!!!
Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. Luther Burbank My current garden is quite different from my original vision. It is more organic in shape and style then a typical English style garden would be. The majority of the plantings are specifically intended to attract beneficial insects. I am also very interested in … Read More Ever evolving