On Tour

On Tour

I have always thought that viewing a private garden as part of a guided tour is awkward at best, regimented at worst.

Daily Garden : Phillip Nixon’s Morrocan Inspired Home in Venice Beach, CA

Daily Garden : Phillip Nixon’s Morrocan Inspired Home in Venice Beach, CA

I spotted Phillip Nixon’s Garden in Apartment Therapy last week when they referred to it as an “Indiana Jones Oasis”.  (oddly,…

Atlanta: Where to Go and Not Go

Atlanta: Where to Go and Not Go

Two days in Atlanta at the Garden Writers Association conference are in the rear view mirror.  But before I forget, I…

Modernist Delight: The Decordova Museum

Modernist Delight: The Decordova Museum

Two Big Black Hearts by Jim Dine ence pence by ursula von Rydingsvard Are You Here? by Johnathan Getelson Johnathan…

Seed Libraries In The Northeast

Seed Libraries In The Northeast

Being a garden blogger has its perks…free plants and seeds.  Every year, the packets come in, some I purchased and…

Cheers to the NYC Manhattan Greenline Proposal

Cheers to the NYC Manhattan Greenline Proposal

Could it really happen?  Will NYC really turn the forty city blocks that is the diagonal part of Broadway into…

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…

Garden Tour: A Wormtown Plant Haven

Garden Tour: A Wormtown Plant Haven

Gardens are inextricably linked to the people who tend them. It is a deep relationship, where one depends on the other. In every issue,…

Fresh Pickings From New England Coastal Farmland

Fresh Pickings From New England Coastal Farmland

DATE: September 13, 2014 TIME: 53 Minutes DISTANCE: 43 Miles TERRAIN: New England Coastal Farmland (Dartmouth, MA) Soft early fall…

A Visit to Uncanoonuc Mt. Perennials.

A Visit to Uncanoonuc Mt. Perennials.

The staff at Uncanoonuc Mt. Perennials are so nice, they just smile sweetly even when they have no idea what…

Great Garden Center: Snug Harbor Farm

Great Garden Center: Snug Harbor Farm

Shortly after we moved to Maine last fall, a blog post from Gardenista showcased the nursery called Snug Harbor Farm…

Succulent Cafe by Succulents and Sunshine

Succulent Cafe by Succulents and Sunshine

Trust me when I say that you should forget reading this post and just hop directly on over to Succulents and Sunshine….

Favorite Gardens – The High Line, NYC

Favorite Gardens – The High Line, NYC

As the NCAA Championship is slated for Monday night (I will not be watching because a) we got rid of…

Favorite Garden #5 – Lotusland

Favorite Garden #5 – Lotusland

This is the fifth week of a six part series on some of my favorite gardens based on their design…

Favorite Garden –  Montrose, Hillsborough, NC

Favorite Garden – Montrose, Hillsborough, NC

Tucked away in the town of Hillsborough, North Carolina, is one of the most charming and endearing gardens that I…

Chanticleer

Chanticleer

In case you missed the other posts (here and here), each week I am writing about one of my favorite…

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden – designed by Beatrix Farrand

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden – designed by Beatrix Farrand

The second garden in this series is the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden. I first visited this garden in Seal Harbor,…

A Plant on The High Line That Caught My Eye

A Plant on The High Line That Caught My Eye

Last week I was sorting through some of my old photographs. I came across this one from a couple of…

Post-Thanksgiving Catch-up

Post-Thanksgiving Catch-up

What the heck happened last week!?! I am in shock at the notion that it is officially the Christmas season…(as…

Garden Gallery: Topanga Canyon Cactus Garden

Garden Gallery: Topanga Canyon Cactus Garden

Cactus gardens are somewhat out of the question here in Massachusetts (at least it would be very limited and many varieties would…

Seasonal Container Garden Recipe: Use the Local Landscape as a Point of Reference

Seasonal Container Garden Recipe: Use the Local Landscape as a Point of Reference

A quote I think about when creating a container planting. “You just can’t plant exotics in the countryside. They just…

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