Thoughtful musings on various topics by interesting people at Blithewold

Delightful Daffodils

This post is written by Gail Read, the Gardens Manager here at Blithewold. ¬†She has been here at Blithewold for over 25 years and is a fountain of knowledge about the plants and the property. … Read more.

Making arrangements

I don’t think I have been nearly noisy enough about the cutting garden this year. It is so knock-your-socks-off bloomerific. I’m also not sure I’ve mentioned just how fun it is to pick flowers from … Read more.

Picking from the cutting garden

One of the best perks of a garden is having a ready and steady supply of stems to pick to bring inside for flower arrangements. We’re lucky to have a whole garden — The William … Read more.

Resisting the change

Now that it’s officially autumn, illuminated by an exquisitely timed harvest moon, blanketed in morning fog and wrapped in the katsura’s scent of burnt sugar, I am going to have to finally let go of … Read more.