A Rememberance Garden At Sericourt

A Rememberance Garden At Sericourt

I spent most of yesterday sorting out a computer upgrade, a messed up router and hanging with my little people (who had a holiday from school), so I didn’t get to posting this garden that was (in my mind) so perfect for the day. So it goes, a day late and a dollar short…I share…

A Harvest of Agriculture and Art

A Harvest of Agriculture and Art

The hotels around here are all sold out, the apple orchard across the street has called an ‘all-hands’, every door is flanked by a big fat mum and the hillsides are about to light themselves into a rainbow of color – it is fall in New England.   But despite this notorious love of the…

Discover Regional Heirloom Apples

Discover Regional Heirloom Apples

We (my dad, my son, and I) picked all our apples this weekend…taste-testing as we went. I grow 6 varieties (two singular trees + a third with a 4-way graft)…and our favorite was tie between Cortland and Macintosh. This, however, is an Esopus Spitzenburg, which was apparently Thomas Jefferson’s favorite. It was grown by my…

Chelsea Flower Show: Views & Trends from Extremely Close to Exceedingly Distant – Part 1

Chelsea Flower Show: Views & Trends from Extremely Close to Exceedingly Distant – Part 1

The Chelsea Flower Show in London represents the pinnacle of garden design and is, without question, an annual opportunity to check in with many of industry’s leaders to see what they are thinking about and how they choose to represent their artistry and influence in the world. My personal experience of Chelsea was life changing…

Chelsea Flower Show: Views & Trends – A Spectators View – Part 2

Chelsea Flower Show: Views & Trends – A Spectators View – Part 2

by Gillian Carson Editor Note:  Gillian Carson of My Tiny Plot took in Chelsea as a spectator on press day as well as on public days. Her perspective comes as a British garden writer and blogger as well gardener (in the USA) who has made many Chelsea trips in the past and has seen many styles…

Chelsea Flower Show: Views & Trends – Extremely Close – Part 3

Chelsea Flower Show: Views & Trends – Extremely Close – Part 3

by Carrie Preston You think beforehand that when you build a stand at Chelsea you will have lots of opportunity to view and photograph the other gardens. And in theory the opportunity is there, but the time is dearly lacking. If I compare my photographs from last year’s Chelsea with those from this year, the…

A Call For Questions

A Call For Questions

With trepidation, I’m stepping into the chair of C.L. Fornari as I fill in for her this weekend as The Garden Lady.  If you don’t know the show (it is new) it a call-in radio show that airs on AM 680 in Boston on Saturdays from 1pm – 3pm. So this weekend (May 2nd, 2015),…

BOTANICUS INTERACTICUS – Interactive Gardens

BOTANICUS INTERACTICUS – Interactive Gardens

I’m headed to Orlando next week to speak at the Epcot International Garden Festival.  I’m excited, but still have to put final touches one of my two presentations and I am also quickly sneaking up on some big deadlines to get the next issue of PITH + VIGOR out in Late May (I hate to ask…

Needing Street Wisdom

Needing Street Wisdom

I’ve been really frustrated with myself for the past few days.  I had a revelation; an idea I was really excited to write about – it was insightful, it was interesting, it was motivating and original….and I had it while I was walking my dog last week.  Then a guy in an orange jeep drove up,…

Garden Tour: Middleton Place Plantation, Charleston, SC + An Announcement

Garden Tour: Middleton Place Plantation, Charleston, SC + An Announcement

Last week, the old south – specifically Charleston, South Carolina welcomed me for a few days while I got to know some new people.  I’ll get to what the meeting was about in just a second – but I wanted to share with you a tour of Middleton Place.   I  live in Boston – and though…