gardening

101: chic flower arrangements on VRAI Magazine!

chic flower arrangements

September 2nd, 2014

So remember that post a few weeks back, about how much I dislike standard flower bouquets? Well I’m taking the matter one step further today – over at VRAI Magazine! In this month’s feature I’m sharing all sorts of fun and affordable ways to make chic flower arrangements – whether you forage material from your […]

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top 10 perennials that beat the heat!

top 10 perennials that beat the heat

July 7th, 2014

Happy Monday all! Hope you had a great holiday weekend! This month’s gardening feature is appearing over at VRAI Magazine: If you live anywhere in the Northeast you know that we run the gamut weatherwise – from brutally cold, harsh winters, to blisteringly hot and humid summers. Gardening can be a challenge – particularly finding […]

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using perennials in planters

using perennials in planters

June 19th, 2014

When we redid our patio a number of years ago I bought some new planters to accessorize. And I was determined to make them as low-maintenance as possible. As a landscape designer, spring through fall was non-stop busy for me, and the last thing I wanted to do at night or on the weekends was […]

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handmade seed packets

handmade seed packets

June 12th, 2014

Don’t be alarmed. This is a ridiculously easy craft – as if I would ever post any other kind! Noah “graduated” from pre-school today, and I wanted to make a little gift for him to give his classmates. As he is in both morning and afternoon sessions this meant making up about 30 gifts. You […]

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how to make an upcycled planter (out of anything!)

how to make an upcycled planter (out of anything!)

May 1st, 2014

Container planting has always been my favorite aspect of gardening. I love the temporary nature, the playfulness and the ability to experiment and break some “rules”. And I don’t limit myself to terra cotta pots and planters – I always mix in some unusual vessels too. And thanks to my obsession with affection for flea […]

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a gardener’s gift guide

a gardener's gift guide

December 5th, 2013

I’ve been told that I am hard – sometimes even impossible – to shop for. Of course, I disagree. I’m merely…..specific. I like what I like. Which, in my mind translates to being a very easy person to shop for. You with me on this? And there is no more “specific” gift-getter than the gardener. […]

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how to grow amaryllis

how to grow amaryllis

October 31st, 2013

Amaryllis are large flowering bulbs that are widely available right now and through the holiday season. They come in a variety of sizes and colors, and some are even quite fragrant. And unlike their popular cousins, Paperwhites, Amaryllis will actually re-bloom year after year. As we are entering the cold-weather season here in New York, […]

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the high line: summer

high line, nyc

August 29th, 2013

Oops. When I looked at my last High Line post I realized that I implied that there was to be a “late spring” post to follow. Can you guess what happened? Late spring. A.k.a., weeks – I mean, weeks – of rain. And cold. And then suddenly, summer. So no, there was no “late spring” visit. […]

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favor-”ette”: foxgloves

foxgloves gardening gloves

July 24th, 2013

If you’ve not yet run out to get the materials for your hanging herb garden, add these to your list: images courtesy of Foxgloves I’ve been seriously gardening for over 15 years. And for many of those early years I did so without gloves. I could never find a pair I liked – they were […]

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hanging herb garden

hanging herb garden

July 22nd, 2013

Without question, one of my favorite perks of summer is the abundance of fresh herbs. There’s no comparison to the dried variety, and I use them liberally in my warm-weather cooking. I would love to have tons of herbs growing around the house – so that I can have access to them at any time. […]

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