This was a great spring for my mock orange shrubs. They didn’t fare very well in the heat wave, but they sure were great while they lasted.
A note from Donna Cooke about upcoming gardening classes at Cornell Cooperative Ext. of Rockland: “Gardening in the Shade” with Master Gardeners Cristina Malvinverno, Linda Ross and Ursula Woolley at CCE, Sunday June 29 at 2 pm. $5.00 per person . Is your shady yard keeping you from having the… Read More →
I always enjoy getting email from Barry Glick at Sunshine Farm and Gardens in Renick, W.Va. He’s a lively writer and I love learning about the plants he’s offering up for sale. This native groundcover sounds like a winner — it’s deer resistant and shade loving to boot. Here’s Barry… Read More →
I spent most of yesterday touring three pretty great gardens in the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program (I know, I know â€” someone has to do it). Wow, what an incredible spring day â€” almost 80 degrees. Photographer Mark Vergari and I started at Shobha Vanchiswar’s cute little garden on… Read More →
John Mickel, one of the foremost authorities in the country on ferns, will be the spring keynote speaker in the Rocky Hills Lecture Series. His free talk, â€œMy Favorite Ferns for the Northeastern Garden,â€ will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16 at the Chappaqua Library. Mickel, senior… Read More →
When it comes to trends and passing fancies, the gardening world is nowhere near as fickle as fashion or home decor. But certain plants and planting styles do fall in and out of favor with each passing season. One popular gardening trend that shows no sign of abating is the… Read More →
A couple of February programs at the NY Botanical Garden caught my eye. Saturday is “Shade Gardening Saturday,” with six courses over the course of the day. Topics include deer-resistant plants for shade, shady herb gardens, containers for shade and blooming shrubs for shade. Here’s a link with the full… Read More →