In The Garden

In The Garden
Succulents….you’ve seen them for years. These whimsical, interesting and often times oddly shaped plants are found predominantly in rock gardens, stone walls and shallow containers. Commonly know as Hens-and-Chicks, how they got this nickname is obvious when you learn and observe their growth characteristics.Read more
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I have come to believe that the career of a gardener should begin and end the same way: with containers. My grandmother taught me this early on when I first expressed interest in her garden. I was just a little boy when she gave me a small terra cotta container as an introduction to the world of gardening. I had complete autonomy over my container...Read more
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Temperatures are rising, daffodils are blooming, and lawnmowers won’t be far behind as spring is in the air. A rebirth has begun in the garden and for many home gardeners it’s time to get back to work. Pruning is just one small part of the many activities that will require your attention, so it’s best we get right to it early and with excitement.Read more
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Summer may be coming to an end, but September and October just so happen to be my favorite months for outdoor gatherings. 2014 has been all about theme parties, and there is no better time to introduce a fantastic theme than late summer and early fall, as the weather is seasonally more pleasant. Plus, who doesn’t love entertaining around a...Read more
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Over the years I have adapted my gardening secrets to a proven list for every season, and they have become my garden to-do list year after year. So, here is my fall gardening secrets.Read more
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When it comes to gardens structures, creating structure is possible if you can understand and apply the basic rules for staying organized and efficient—thus my intentional play on the word “structure.”Read more
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Spring weather varies timing widely, so use this as a guide, but follow your instincts to set a gardening schedule that works best for you and your garden.Read more
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Who doesn’t love wisteria, the endless blooms that blanket the ceiling of a terrace, balcony or pergola. They are so delicately intoxicating and whimsical, especially when floating in a soft spring breeze.Read more
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Considering the overwhelming beauty of the Hydrangea plant, it’s no wonder I cherish the pleasure of taking the time to dry them each year so I may have months of delight admiring their loveliness. Enjoying them in the garden is one thing, but having them indoors, well past their blooming season, is always a great opportunity to discover new ways...Read more
In The Garden
One of the many things I love about living in Connecticut is the ability to experience all four seasons: winter, spring, fall and of course sum MAR . For many of us, fall embodies perfectly clear, crisp days that start with a burrrrst of fresh air. And even though the afternoons often warm up, the leaves begin to float gracefully downward creating...Read more