This past fall, Garden volunteer Bill Knipps and I built a bamboo trellis on the greenhouse wall of the potting shed. Gail wanted to try something different to catch people’s attention this winter, and all … Read more.
I was so excited on my drive into work today because last night’s snow created the most beautiful winter landscape. There is nothing quite like a freshly fallen snow to make the world feel clean … Read more.
John DeWolf, Blithewold’s landscape designer, was born in Bristol. He was intimately connected with the Blithewold property from childhood, his DeWolf ancestors having owned the land which, in the 18th century, ran from Mount Hope … Read more.
It has been positively frigid this week, which makes the warm humid atmosphere of the greenhouse an even sweeter relief than usual. Staff and visitors aren’t the only ones enjoying this indoor climate. Blithewold’s tender … Read more.
Blithewold received its second snowfall of the year earlier this week, and unlike after the first, I knew I had to go on a short walk around to take it all in before it washed … Read more.
If you are an avid reader of the horticulture blogs, you will know that Gail, Joe, and I all love to share our passion for the gardens and grounds here at Blithewold. We do this … Read more.
Since it’s that time of year for giving thanks, I wanted to make a list of the plants I am most thankful for in our gardens. It is not a perfect list, but here is … Read more.
When all the work was done for the day, I was able to brave the cold wind coming off Narragansett Bay and embrace the sunset as it descended over Blithewold’s Great Lawn. Despite the bite … Read more.
Walking through the arboretum this week I’ve tried to take it all in. All my familiar views of Blithewold’s landscape have a majestic beauty about them with colorful foliage embracing the sight. These settings harmonize … Read more.
In October and November, we plant thousands of bulbs. This is because in August we dream of spring. It seems strange, but that is the time when we order our spring bulbs. While recovering from … Read more.
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