I was charmed by this book, the story of a pair of first generation farmers building a working farm in upstate New York, powered by draft horses— and love. There’s enough practical information in the book to be instructive to … Read Article
I got a typical gardener’s sunburn on my shoulders over the weekend. Next time this happens I will be prepared with a remedy. I found a recipe for sunburn relief in a small, mail-order catalog produced by Mountain Rose Herbs … Read Article
After seeing the Monet’s Gardens at Giverny exhibit at The New York Botanical Garden, I was inspired to learn more about growing water lilies. I have a pond on my property with nothing growing in it except algae. I heard that … Read Article
The French painter Claude Monet’s 250 water lily paintings are displayed in museums all around the world and across the United States. If you have never seen one, drop everything and head to a museum near you.
Patrick Blanc, the French botanist and artist known for creating vertical gardens, was invited by the New York Botanical Garden to design their annual orchid show this spring.
My mother always seems to have a lot more things blooming in her garden at any given moment than I do. Recently I spent an afternoon gardening with her in northwestern Connecticut, just about 30 miles north of where I … Read Article
My instructor at the New York Botanical Garden gave us a tip on growing the sturdiest tomato plants indoors, before transplanting them outdoors. This gives plants a head start on the growing season and a much better chance of surviving … Read Article
How to prune a clematis vine in the spring. Read Article
In the Old Farmers Almanac there is a name given to each full moon of the year. These are mostly adapted from those used by early American Indians, who kept track of the passing seasons and tied their calendar to … Read Article
If you live in a light green area of this map, you probably don’t need to read further. However, if you live in or visit the yellow or red areas, read on. The map came out of a study on … Read Article
Ideas for a springtime brunch. Read Article