As basketball fans anticipate March Madness, gardeners anticipate the mud season as a final mental toughness test for the time between late winter and early spring. March’s muddiness can be just another hoop to jump … Read more.
Roses. Roses. Roses. Everything is so rosy here at Blithewold! This is my fifth season working with Gail in the gardens, and I find myself blown away by the roses once again. Last week I … Read more.
April showers (and May showers and June showers) bring lots of flowers! Yes, I know it’s been a chilly spring full of rainy days and nights, but all the rain is a blessing to our … Read more.
I am so ready to see the sun! After the drought last summer, I didn’t think I’d ever grow tired of rain again, but here I am. It’s not so much that I don’t want … Read more.
February is a wonderful month for planning. It’s chilly outside, but warm in the Potting Shed and greenhouse where we hunker down for the winter. The greenhouses are stuffed full with plants and our brains are … Read more.
While the light changes and we keep up with the last deadheading of the season, seeds begin to appear in the garden. They are everywhere, in every shape and size. Each plant has its own … Read more.
August is exhausting, it has to be said. The extreme heat and humidity drains every desire I have to linger in the garden. It seems as though, here in little Rhode Island, everyone and their … Read more.
I love new plants. It always feels a little bit like Christmas morning when I see a new plant come into flower for the first time–except I have to be patient as it unwraps itself. … Read more.
It’s been a hot and humid July week. Any delusions I had of enjoying a cool, temperate summer have evaporated into the extreme humidity. However, on the bright side, flowers are bursting out … Read more.
Happy Fourth of July weekend! It’s that time of the summer when we finally begin to take a step back from our full-speed-ahead mode of May and June. Just when Gail, Sean (our intern this … Read more.
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