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Margaret Roach’s Way to Garden

– Posted in: Design

I have to say that blogging has brought more surprises to my life than I ever imagined. For instance, I had long enjoyed Margaret Roach's book, A Way to Garden, and had dreamed, no, fantasized, that I might one day visit it on the Garden Conservancy's Open Days. Yeah, right. The other side of New [...]

Visit Snowdrop Heaven: The Temple Nursery

– Posted in: Events, Snowdrops

My main snowdrop "patch" exactly a year ago. They are not so far along this year. Click the photo for a close-upWith all my blathering on about snowdrops, I almost forgot to mention that Hitch Lyman's garden will be the Garden Conservancy's first New York state event for their 2008 Open Garden Days on April [...]

Hello, Rochester, and welcome!

– Posted in: About this site

Jane Milliman in "Put down the shovel and blog" had some nice things to say about this website. Rochester is a garden loving city and I am happy to welcome its residents to my little corner of the internet. You can browse through the blog by date, category, or tag (some of the bigger categories [...]

Martha Stewart Living editors open their gardens

– Posted in: Events

If you are a fan of Martha Stewart Living magazine you might be interested to learn that editors Margaret Roach and Andrew Beckman will each be opening their gardens to the public as part of the Garden Conservancy's Open Days program. Details and directions are on the Conservancy's website. This and other garden events for [...]

Hitch Lyman’s Garden: Garden Conservancy Open Days

– Posted in: Events

Hitch Lyman is a national snowdrop specialist. Of course, the snowdrops are long gone, but doesn't his garden sound wonderful? From the Garden Conservancy website: Enjoy this extraordinary collection of 200 lilac varieties as well as species of peonies, daphnes, and crabapples. The 1848 Greek Revival-style farmhouse was moved to this site in 1990 and [...]

A Garden Labyrinth

– Posted in: Design

And what is retirement for, if not to make a few dreams come true? And what is a garden for, if not to satisfy the longings of your heart? I have learned a lot from watching the garden of my best garden buddy, Bub, develop. The most satisfying garden, for the gardener and for others, [...]

What happened to the NY Flora Atlas?

– Posted in: Native/Invasive

Does anyone know what happened to the NY Flora Atlas? I can get a cached image of the site on Google, but my browser tells me the server can't be found. Did the organization go under? Did they lose funding for the website? It seemed like such a worthy project, mapping native populations of various [...]