Category: Gardening

October Photo of the Day 10.25.21

One of my main chores after returning home from a 6-month workamping position is garden maintenance. My front perennial garden suffered some serious neglect this summer and I dove right in and started weeding and cutting back overgrown and messy plants. The grasses are… Continue Reading “October Photo of the Day 10.25.21”

Snow Magnolia

Shivering blossom Under a snowy blanket Longing for sunshine. ~ Lynn Thomas Amber I believe a more appropriate common name for the Star Magnolia should be Snow Magnolia! Here in the north where this magnolia reaches its hardiness limit, the opening blossoms often endure… Continue Reading “Snow Magnolia”

Trip Down Memory Lane Part I

My love affair with Longwood Gardens began in infancy. For the first 11 years of my life, I was fortunate to live right on the grounds of this renowned public garden in Kennett Square, PA. It was my backyard playground. Many happy hours were… Continue Reading “Trip Down Memory Lane Part I”

Seaside Garden

Just past 122nd Street along 2nd Avenue and adjacent to the Stone Harbor Point Preserve parking lot is a small seaside garden maintained by the Stone Harbor Garden Club. Occupying some prime real estate and surrounded by fences and thick vegetation, it is easy… Continue Reading “Seaside Garden”

Snowy Morning

I woke up early this morning to a dusting of snow. It came down pretty hard for a spell but did not end up sticking to the ground – except in the woods. Since picking up a temporary job for the State of Vermont… Continue Reading “Snowy Morning”

Spotlight on Witchhazel

October morning Witchhazel blossoms shine bright With the rising sun ~ Lynn Amber My witchhazel tree has taken center stage in my garden this week. Blooming in late October and November, this plant is found all over the eastern part of the United States… Continue Reading “Spotlight on Witchhazel”

Photo of the Day 8.1.20 Hosta Time

My ‘August Moon’ Hosta is blooming in the garden!  I am a big fan of hosta plants.  They are a great weed-suppressing ground cover while also adding texture and foliage color variations to the garden palette. I had to post another early morning shot… Continue Reading “Photo of the Day 8.1.20 Hosta Time”

Photo of the Day 7.20.20 Cosmos in the Morning Light

With family visiting over the weekend, I took a technology break and kept the computer and social media time to a minimum.  I did sneak out early Saturday morning with my camera though! 🙂  There was a heavy fog in the air and the… Continue Reading “Photo of the Day 7.20.20 Cosmos in the Morning Light”

Photo of the Day 7.17.20 Lady’s Mantle

I’ve been meaning to photograph my Lady’s Mantle in bloom for several days.  The way the leaves hold onto rain drops and dew has always fascinated me.  This plant always reminds me of the photographs I’ve seen of English gardens with mass plantings of… Continue Reading “Photo of the Day 7.17.20 Lady’s Mantle”

Vermont Summer Series 7.16.20 Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park

Yesterday, I mentioned embarking on a short road trip.  I have been craving a visit to a public garden and heard that the mansion at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park maintained some formal gardens reminiscent of the original gardens of the former estate.  I’m… Continue Reading “Vermont Summer Series 7.16.20 Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park”