- Container plants
- Cutting Garden
- Display Garden
- Floral arrangements
- Garden design
- How, When, What-we-do
- Idea Garden
- Moongate bed
- North Garden
- Pollinator Garden
- Rock Garden
- Rose Garden
- Sensory stimulation
- Sustainable gardening
- Tender perennials
- The bees
- Vegetable garden
- What's blooming
- What's colorful
- What's fragrant
I am always reluctant to say goodbye to summer but this morning, as I type with cold hands for the first time in months, I have to acknowledge a shift. The capricious weather has been … Read more.
I just can’t help myself. The Japanese maples are totally knocking my socks off. Since it’s forecast to be a beautiful weekend, why not come see for yourself? (The pictures don’t do it justice. Standing … Read more.
I think we gardeners are generally pretty good at finding color during a black&white winter but I still always feel like I should stock up before fall’s blaze dims. Even in the half-light of a … Read more.
It was a big and busy day yesterday, in more ways than one. We passed another milestone in this year’s garden calendar – the first real killing frost fell finally. And while that marked the … Read more.
You might (or might not) remember that a year and a half ago, a few members of Blithewold’s staff were invited to be in Martha Stewart’s Gardening Show studio audience. It was a hoot to … Read more.
Hurricane (Superstorm, Frankenstorm) Sandy hit others much worse than it hit us. We were very lucky. It wasn’t even as bad as Irene last year when we lost something like 19 trees. Only one came … Read more.
That’s my answer for anyone who might wonder why I haven’t posted in a few days. 4000 bulbs, give or take. Planted. Mostly. Still planting… Over the last couple of weeks, Gail and Tricia and … Read more.
I have been focusing so intently on the gardens lately (I’ll post about why next week) that I think I might have been in danger of forgetting to get excited about fall color. But over … Read more.
We’ve spent the last couple of weeks moving back into the greenhouse; a touch of frost fell this past Saturday morning; and we’re mentally preparing to take the gardens apart this week to make way … Read more.
Last Friday, after a mostly rainy-drizzly week, Gail and I spent part of a fog-burnt morning surfing the interwebs in the Display Garden. I know spiders are busy this time of year because I have … Read more.