gardening

get your garden ready for spring – and a sweet giveaway!

get your garden ready for spring - and a sweet giveaway!

April 23rd, 2015

It’s VRAI Magazine’s first anniversary this month and I can hardly believe it’s been a whole year already. It’s been a pleasure and a privilege to work with such a talented group of writers, creators and photographers – who all happen to be the nicest people too! This month is all about celebrations – fitting […]

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how to create a “4-seasons” garden!

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March 18th, 2015

This winter – amiright? We had some milder temps and a lot of rain over the last week and I am finally able to see some of my gardens again. They’ve been buried under mountains of snow for what feels like months, and I’m so excited for any glimpse of green. This is the time […]

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putting your garden to bed

putting your garden to bed

October 9th, 2014

Fact:most gardeners – including yours truly – LOVE gardening. Fact: most gardeners – including yours truly – secretly LOVE the end of the gardening season. Yes, I love my gardens. Yes, I (mostly) love tending to my gardens. But by October? I’m done. I need a break from the relentless¬†neediness¬† that my gardens require, and […]

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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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