Category Archives: What’s Blooming Now

Christmas Is Bustin’ Out All Over

’Twas the day before Christmas, when all through the (green) house The plants were going crazy, bustin’ out of their pots. The annuals, succulents, perennials and tropicals all loved the warm day Happy that this winter seems more like L.A. … Continue reading

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A Walk Down the Road

There are still patches of snow on our lawn. Yesterday, I woke up to a fresh coating of white all over everything. Around here, in the New York City suburbs, everybody wants to know when winter will be over. Many … Continue reading

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It’s Spring! (in Northern California)

The snow is falling again in the Northeast, and I look out at the fading light in my garden, which is two colors: the gray of the tree trunks and branches and the white of the snow. In San Francisco, … Continue reading

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Gone to Pot

All kinds of interesting plants are growing in pots on the deck. Many of them are here via Kent Russell, “The Garden Guru,” who spoke at a Garden Club of Irvington meeting in April. He brought a truckload of container … Continue reading

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Finally!

This morning, last night’s light dusting of snow melts to reveal the season’s first crocuses poking through. Finally!

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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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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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