The temperate forest is the second most botanically diverse biome. If you visit the forest in the spring you’ll see a show. Unlike the rainforest, deciduous trees in the temperate forest lose their leaves. Before new leaves are fully formed, in the spring, herbaceous flowering plants exploit the light that comes through the canopy. They complete their life cycle by occupying a niche in the … Continue reading Identifying Spring Ephemerals and other Interesting plants
I had an interview with the Phipps last Tuesday, and had a chance to walk through their spring flower show afterwards. Even though I hadn’t eaten all day, I walked around with my heavy backpack and camera for 2 hours until they closed. Continue reading Phipps Conservatory’s Spring Flower Show: Masterpieces in Bloom
Topiary and roof gardens are definitely in my DREAMS, so I happened to love this episode of the Great British Garden Revival! I bet you’ll love it too! The Buxus in front of my house is very tempting after watching this. It’s quite small and rectangular… maybe cloud shapes would be a possibility? I love roof gardens, and was so surprised by their history. … Continue reading In Need of Some Garden Inspiration?
Alex and I visited his family in Charleston, SC last week. I’ll be sharing more about Charleston and other exciting projects and things soon! See ya then. Continue reading Last Week in Charleston, SC…
I google searched this series, “Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn,” for the longest time. I finally found that all the episodes are on YouTube. It’s an excellent series on gardening traditions! (I just wish it was in better visual quality. Oh well.) Episode 1. “Roses and Rose Gardens”: An adventure with the flower of legend, romance and beauty Episode 2. “Formal Gardens”: A … Continue reading Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn
I recently had a working interview with Stonecrop Gardens. It’s a beautiful public garden in Coldsprings, NY, 60 miles from New York City. The garden features raised alpine stone beds, a cliff rock garden, woodland and water gardens, an enclosed English-style flower garden, a systematic order beds representing over 50 plant families, and much more. It’s development was directed by English horticulturist, Caroline Burgess. She … Continue reading Stonecrop Gardens. Cold Springs, NY
Alex and I braved the crowds to see the winter flower and light show at the Phipps last Saturday. It was definitely worth it. I highly recommend the Phipps Conservatory! It has the best collection I have ever seen! If you’re planning on visiting, keep in mind that the place fills up fast after dark! I was so sad when I got to the Phipps … Continue reading Phipps Conservatory Winter Flower Show and Lights