May is often a time for celebrations. From weddings to graduations to Memorial Day parties, May can feel like a whirlwind. In the gardens, May begins to settle down by mid-month. Tulips kick off the … Read more.
Could it be? Is spring finally here at long last? Yes! In the past week I have seen honey bees gathering food from spring flowers – I have seen spring flowers! Iris, primrose, daffodils, snowdrops, … Read more.
Life as a horticulturist has changed my perspective on winter. There was a time when I felt that winter was terrible and interminable. Not anymore. Winter is an important time for those who tend gardens. … Read more.
Greetings from Brooklyn! It is important to get out and see the world outside our own greenhouses from time to time. With the goal of gaining fresh inspiration and information, Gail, Joe, and I recently … Read more.
After what feels like the most extended summer season I’ve seen in years, autumn is here in full rainy force. To cheer us all up during this time I thought I’d take a moment to … Read more.
This week I have the privilege to introduce to you Sean Coffey, one of our Horticulture Interns. It has been a pleasure working with him and we always enjoy hearing his perspective on the gardens … Read more.
Today we reached the point in the season when it truly feels like summer. It’s hot and humid outside and we are waiting on another thunderstorm to possibly roll through the area. What better time … 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.
The daffodils have returned and they are spectacular! It seems that every day this week I have seen a new variety emerge. Last year, Gail did her best to take a picture of every … Read more.
After several grey days filled with rain – or the threat of it – we have emerged on the other side to find the air smelling clean, the trees budded, and the promise of many … Read more.