March 26th, 2012
Spring came very early in New York this year. More like summer, really, treating us to an explosion of color in mid-March. Here’s what it looked like around my house last week: yellow daffodils pink and purple hyacinths blue muscari lavender violas chartreuse hellebores ivory hyacinths, forced indoors And a bright green anorak.
April 20th, 2011
The calendar says April. Feels like November. This is the spring that will not come. The garden, however, is in full-on spring mode. Alliums and tulips are budding out like crazy (click on any picture to enlarge): and summer perennials are waking from dormancy to show off their foliage: As for tasks this month, I’ve put up the peony rings. [...]
April 13th, 2011
By the time December rolls around and I’ve finished doing all of my clients’ holiday planters, I am DONE for the season. It’s all I can do to push through New Year’s and get to the short stretch of time I have to relax, regroup and reflect. That said, by mid-March I’m typically chomping at the bit to [...]
March 6th, 2011
Well the snow is mostly gone here, the tulips are starting to peek out of the ground and the days are getting just a little bit longer. Spring is around the corner……. But it’s not quite enough. I need color – like, an explosion of it – and I’m imagining most of you do too. [...]