Category Archives: In My Garden

God Is In the Details

Was today the most colorful day of the year, or was it yesterday? Or maybe it will be tomorrow. It’s the season of clean-up (especially after Hurricane Sandy), and noticing the miraculous details—seed heads and the last blossoms among the … Continue reading

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Tuteurs, Obelisks and Obsessions

A field trip on a drizzly day last spring to the Cloisters Museum and Gardens in Upper Manhattan has kept me busy all summer. The Cloisters, devoted to the art and architecture of Medieval Europe, is surrounded by walled gardens … Continue reading

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OMG

I woke up very early yesterday and went out on the deck at about 5:30 am. I opened my eyes. The fan iris had 20 blooms. They lasted one day. But what a day.

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Got Shade? Get Moss.

Once upon a time there was an area where nothing would grow. Not even vinca or pachysandra or lamium. Dark, damp, nutrient-starved from competition from the bulging roots of a giant oak tree. It’s the entrance to our back garden. … Continue reading

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I’m a Fan!

Four or five years ago my friend Jean Schon gave me small plant she called Fan Iris. This has truly been the gift that keeps on giving. It’s ten times its original size and has been transplanted and divided several … Continue reading

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A New Bed for Mother’s Day

Every mother needs a new bed, right? Comfortable, freshly made up. What if, however, as Princess Diana famously said, it gets very crowded? Over the years, many plants I’d had high hopes for in the bed next to the steps … Continue reading

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March Madness!

New season. So early, so unexpected. In Manhattan in Riverside Park along the West Side Highway: bikers and runners in shorts, cherry trees blooming pink, drifts of daffodils yellow and white. Here on Whitetail Road: buds everywhere, the willow tree … Continue reading

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