Monthly Archives: October 2012

Nature and Sandy

My namesake storm (mine is Sandi) is still creating havoc for millions of people across the country.  Not only is the east coast feeling it’s effects, the entire world is.  For the first time since 1888 the NYSE is closed … Continue reading

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Garden graduation day

Beginning May 24, 2012 and continuing once monthly for 6 months, our Recreational Garden Designer Program was held in the newly remodeled Barn Theater Workshop at Crabtree Gardens.  Of the 5 knowledge seeking students that signed up for it, 3 … Continue reading

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Loving Life

I love it, the smell of fall, decaying leaves and crisp air, soups simmering and casseroles baking, eating pumpkin pie and drinking hot spiked rum in the field. I love the look of fallen leaves on the bright green grass. … Continue reading

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Dreams do come true

There are hardly words that can express what I feel.  Here’s a photo of the hard copy of the Nov/Dec 2012 issue of Horticulture magazine with my article. Dreams do come true.

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Mauve in Autumn

There is a sense of softness that pervades the long border at Crabtree Gardens in the fall, not only due to the tall grasses arching over the edges of their allotted space, but also due to the unique color of … Continue reading

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Garden Blog of the Month: October 2012

I’m very honored to be recognized by Jean Potuchek of Jean’s Garden for a spot in her Garden Blogs of the Month: October 2012.  Jean located my blog on Blotanical.   As a new blogger, this comes as a huge surprise … Continue reading

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Floating Hearts

Heart Shaped Leaves in the Garden Sometimes you come across a really good idea and then Nature steps in and works her magic to make it even better. I constantly tell people to lighten up on all the weeding and … Continue reading

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The Globemaster

They have arrived!  A big box of ‘Globemaster’ alliums, 24 giant bulbs in all is now in my possession and awaiting planting day. You may be wondering what I’m all excited about and why I picked these Dr. Seuss like … Continue reading

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Goodell Gardens and Homestead Tour

Rooting for Success “I love it when a plan comes together”, the ubiquitous catch-phrase that character Hannibal Smith (played by actor George Peppard) frequently gloated in the mid-80’s TV sitcom the “A Team”, which in no uncertain terms was my … Continue reading

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Plant swap

We had our first plant swap at the Berwick Beautification Committee outing, held at a fabulous cottage in the woods. Frank and Phyllis Gegwich were the hosts and it was in the perfect location.  Frank grilled burgers and dogs, Phyllis … Continue reading

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