Category: Gardening

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”

Photo of the Day 7.15.20 Fountain Magic

Took a road trip today.  I have been practicing the “safer at home” mandate since arriving back in Vermont.  But, I really needed a change of scenery and decided to visit Vermont’s only national park.  More to come on my visit in another post! … Continue Reading “Photo of the Day 7.15.20 Fountain Magic”

Photo of the Day 7.12.20 Stella d’Oro

I’ve been a fan of Stella d’Oro day lilies since operating my landscape design business in Chester County, Pennsylvania some 20-30 years ago.  I tended to shy away from the overused plant material commonly chosen by commercial landscape architects – considering myself  a more… Continue Reading “Photo of the Day 7.12.20 Stella d’Oro”

Photo of the Day 7.11.20 Containers and Color

The nasturtium I planted in this clay pot earlier in the summer is growing wild!   It’s starting to cascade over the edge of the pot and has definitely overpowered the alyssum I had included in this arrangement.  Note to myself for another year –… Continue Reading “Photo of the Day 7.11.20 Containers and Color”