Garden Diary


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Updated on an irregular basis, I think you will always find it to be interesting.

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Jump to Month by Month for diary-style entries
about gardens, plants, and (mostly) horticultural happenings
or go directly to the most recent entries in September 2014 .
Up front are entries for symposiums I've attended, trips I've taken,
memes, and what's in bloom at BelleWood Gardens.


BelleWood in Bloom 2014 Last Updated: 25 October 2014

BelleWood in Bloom 2013 BelleWood in Bloom 2012

BelleWood in Bloom 2011 BelleWood in Bloom 2010 BelleWood in Bloom 2009
BelleWood in Bloom 2008 BelleWood in Bloom 2007 BelleWood in Bloom 2006

Seasonal Care of the Garden The Opinionated Gardener A Meme of Garden Books

Holland in Tulip Time: 2012-04 Garden Writers Association in Portland, Oregon: 2008-09
Perennial Plant Association in Philadelphia: 2008-07 A Week on North Carolina's Crystal Coast: 2007-08 / 09
Garden Writers' Get-Together in Philadelphia: 2006-08 Puerto Rico: 2006-07


Month by Month


  • November 2014
    First Week: American Persimmons

  • September 2014
    First Week: Another Visit to Snyder Research Farm; Sheep, Fleece, and Fiber Show

  • August 2014
    First Week: A Visit to Hay Honey Farm
    Second Week: A Vegetable Vampire
    Third Week: Chicken of the Woods
    Fourth Week:A Garden Club Visit to Tassot Apiary; Plowing Match at Howell Living History Farm

  • July 2014
    First Week: Blueberry Summer
    Second Week: An Ecological Study at Mt. Cuba
    Third Week: The Gardens at Federal Twist
    Fourth Week: Farm to Store Tour

  • June 2014
    Second Week: Native, Naturalized, Exotic: Longood's Meadow Garden
    Third Week: Planting Potatoes

  • May 2014
    First Week: Divide and Multiply; Summer and Strawberries; Snyder Research Farm
    Fourth Week: Well Sweep Herb Farm

  • April 2014
    First Week: Little Bulbs of Early Spring
    Second Week: After the Long Winter, A Garden Party
    Fourth Week: Plant Sale at the Leonard J. Buck Garden; Open Day Visit to Hay Honey Farm; An Orchard in Bloom

  • March 2014
    First Week: Maple Syrup, A Sweet End to Winter
    Third Week: Backyard Maple Syruping; First Flowers; A Visit to a Smokehouse

  • February 2014
    First Week: Winter Flowers in the Greenhouse
    Second Week: Mushrooms and Pasta
    Fourth Week: Freesias, Fragrant Freesias; A Winter Escape, With Orchids

  • January 2014
    First Week: Snow and Birds
    Third Week: Knit On Wednesday
    Fourth Week: Ice

  • December 2013
    First Week: Open Hearth Cooking at the Bouman Stickney Museum
    Second Week: Wintertime
    Fourth Week: New Beginnings; Duck and Mushroom Strudel

  • November 2013
    First Week: Everything But The Squeal: Sausage and Scrapple Making at the Howell Living History Farm; Open Hearth Cooking at the Bouman-Stickney Museum; Another Visit to The Cloisters; A Visit to Wave Hill
    Second Week: Cider Making at the Howell Living History Farm; Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden
    Third Week: A Visit to Well Sweep Herb Farm; Rosemary and Thyme at Russell Gardens Wholesale with December update

  • October 2013
    First Week: A Visit to The Cloisters; The Bonnefont Cloister
    Third Week: The Garden at Federal Twist
    Fourth Week: The Tohickon Garden Club's Apple Fest

  • September 2013
    First Week: Sue's Dahlias; A Garden Visitor
    Second Week: Sheep at Their Show; Activities and Happenings at the Sheep Festival
    Third Week: Book Signing at the Farmers Market
    Fourth Week: Equinox Dinner; Northview, the Garden of Jenny Rose Carey; A Visit to Tassot Apiaries; Frenchtown Green Fair; Fungus Fest

  • August 2013
    First Week: Rain Makes Mushrooms
    Fourth Week: A Morning at the Fair; A Morning at the Fair, Part II; August in the Garden with September update; Plowing Match at Howell Living History Farm

  • July 2013
    Second Week: Caging the (Cultivated) Blueberry
    Fourth Week: Livestock at the Lima Family Farm; Flowers and Food at the Lima Family Farm

  • June 2013
    First Week: Opening Day at the Frenchtown Farmers Market; Hosta at Russell Gardens
    Second Week: NJMA Goes Foraging at Deer Run Park
    Fourth Week: Open House at Atlock Farm; Cherries, Sour and Sweet; Carousel Farm Lavender: Provence in Pennsylvania; Carousel Farm Lavender: Part II; Water Plants at Aquascapes

  • May 2013
    Second Week: Propagating Shiitake Mushrooms; A Foraging We Will Go; Wild Medicine at the New York Botanical Garden; The Italian Renaissance Garden at the New York Botanical Garden
    Third Week: The Baptisia Trial Preview at Mt. Cuba; A Visit to Bob and Christa Stamper's Garden
    Fourth Week: Tohickon Garden Club's Visit to Betty Minnucci's Garden; Memorial Day

  • April 2013.
    Second Week: A Visit to Phillips Mushroom Farm
    Fourth Week: Salvaging Scilla litardierei; Getting Wet; The Native Plant Garden at the New York Botanical Garden; The Azalea Garden at the New York Botanical Garden

  • March 2013.
    Second Week: Snowdrops
    Third Week: Spring Equinox updated, updated again
    Fourth Week: Propagating Aconitum arendsii; What Do You See, Mr. Poe?

  • February 2013
    Second Week: Greenhouse Flowers
    Fourth Week: Mycophagy; Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden; Orchids at the New York Botanical Garden's Orchid Show

  • January 2013
    First Week: New Year / New Lambs
    Second Week: Georgia's Sheep

  • December 2012
    First Week: Gingerbread Wonderland at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum
    Second Week: We Wish You A Merry Fruitcake; Cutting Firewood: A Well-Designed Sawbuck
    Fourth Week: Stacking Firewood: Der Holzhaufen

  • November 2012
    First Week: After the Superstorm - Updates; Native Harvest: Cranberries
    Second Week: Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden
    Third Week: November Visit to the Farmers Market; The Almost Winter Vegetable Garden; After the Superstorm: Woodcutting
    Fourth Week: A Visit to Tassot Apiaries - How Sweet It Is

  • October 2012
    First Week: Old Westbury Gardens on Long Island - Westbury House; Old Westbury Gardens on Long Island - Plants and Gardens; Clark Botanic Garden on Long Island
    Second Week: Another Dinner at Tara; A Garden On The Rocks; A Visit to Innisfree, Part I; A Visit to Innisfree, Part II
    Fourth Week: After the Superstorm

  • September 2012
    Second Week: Garden State Sheep Breeders Association Sheep & Fiber Festival, Part I; Garden State Sheep Breeders Association Sheep & Fiber Festival, Part II
    Third Week: Manolo Valdés Sculptures at the New York Botanical Garden; Putting Food By - Oven Roasted Tomatoes; A Plethora of Pumpkins at Traugers Farm Stand
    Fourth Week: Tinicum Herb Barn; Planting Fields Arboretum on Long Island

  • August 2012
    Second Week: It's a Peachy Month; Cows Outside at Bobolink Dairy
    Fourth Week: A Day at the 4-H Fair

  • July 2012
    Third Week: Summertime: Monet's Garden at the New York Botanical Garden; Sunday at the Farmers Market
    Fourth Week: Pickled Garlic Scapes; A Visit to Aquascapes; Build-a-Bog at Aquascapes; Mushroom Foray at Hoffman Park; A Roadside Mini-Meadow; An Event at Mt. Cuba

  • June 2012
    First Week: Fiat Lux at Longwood Gardens
    Second Week: NJMA Foraging Foray
    Third Week: Open House at Atlock Farm
    Fourth Week: Ikebana Demonstration at the Tohickon Garden Club; Dinner at Tara

  • May 2012
    Second Week: A Visit to John Bartram's Garden
    Third Week: In the Wet: A Waterscaping Class at Mt. Cuba; Monet's Garden at the New York Botanical Garden
    Fourth Week: A Visit to Hortulus Garden: A Magical Moment in Monet's Garden at the New York Botanical Garden
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    Friday, 25 May: Garden Writers Region II Meeting: Goodstay Gardens; Gibraltar Garden; Nemours, Mansion and Gardens; Longwood Gardens; Garden Party

  • 19 through 27 April 2012 Holland in Tulip Time
    Friday, 20 April: Aalsmeer Flower Auction; Hortus Bulborum
    Saturday, 21 April: Keukenhof, Part I; Keukenhof, Part II; Keukenhof, Part III - the historical garden; Bloemencorso
    Sunday, 22 April: Out and About in Amsterdam
    Monday, 23 April: A Visit to the Bulb Fields; A Daffodil's Christening; Dainty Dwarf Hippeastrum; Up and Coming Daffodils; A Visit to the Leiden Botanic Garden
    Tuesday, 24 April: The Gardens of the Palais Het Loo; Plants in the Gardens of the Palais Het Loo; Statuary in the Gardens of the Palais Het Loo; The Gardens of Appeltern - water features; The Gardens of Appeltern - plants and gardens
    Wednesday, 25 April: The Floriade, An Overview; The Floriade, A Few Exhibits; Floriade, Bits and Pieces; Floriade, Produce and Food; Floriade, Plants and Flowers
    Thursday, 26 April: A Visit to the Amsterdam Tulip Museum
    Here and There, Now and Then: Miscellaneous and Scenic Images; Second Interlude - Food, Delicious Food

  • March 2012
    First Week: Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden; Philadelphia Flower Show - Tropical Paradise, Hawaiian Style

  • February 2012
    First Week: Another Sign of Spring; Cooking with Mother Goose
    Second Week: Making Maple Syrup; More Grackles
    Third Week: Garden Maintenance: Caring for Hellebores; Second Time Around; Making Bacon; Supermarket Hellebores; More Maple Syruping

  • January 2012
    First Week: A Cackle of Grackles

  • December 2011
    First Week: Winter Open House at Atlock Farm
    Second Week: Bulb, Bird, Kitten at Atlock Farm
    Third Week: The Story of Domino's Adventure

  • November 2011
    First Week: Winterizing Banana Plants
    Second Week: Quinces
    Third Week: Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden; Details of the Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden; Cranberry Chutney
    Fourth Week: We Wish You A Merry Fruitcake; A Visit to Tassot Apiaries

  • October 2011
    First Week: Mushroom Foray
    Third Week: Up, Up, and Away; Flood Response in the Home Garden
    Fourth Week: October Snow

  • September 2011
    Second Week: After the Rain; Open Days - Pickle Farm; Open Days - Hay Honey Farm; Open Days - Tallquapie; Here Comes the Sun(flowers)
    Third Week: Maitake!; More Mushrooms
    Fourth Week: Fungus Fest; Fungus Fest Crafts; Gardens of Bryn Athyn Cathedral

  • August 2011
    First Week: Open Garden Days: the Jones Garden; Open Garden Days: Foliage Plants in the Jones Garden: Saving Summer in a Jar: Peach Jam
    Second Week: Guess Who?; Watnong Picnic at the Beavins Garden
    Third Week: Saving Summer in a Jar: Tasty Pickles
    Fourth Week: A Visit to Well Sweep Herb Farm; Cows and Horses at the 4-H Fair; Poultry and Rabbits at the 4-H Fair; Sheep and Goats at the 4-H Fair; Agricultural Exhibits and Beekeepers at the 4-H Fair; Hurricane Irene, The Aftermath: UPDATE: 3 September 2011 - Power Restored

  • July 2011
    Second Week:
    Smallholding Day at Linden Hill; Smallholding Day at Linden Hill, Part II
    Fourth Week: Garden Writers Meet at Willowwood Arboretum; Gardens Writers Move On To Bamboo Brook; The Gardener's Bookshelf; A Visit to the Tinicum Herb Barn

  • June 2011
    First Week: Herb Garden at Rutgers Gardens
    Second Week: Stinky Aroids; Not Quite A Poppy Field
    Third Week: Saving Summer in a Jar: Sour Cherries
    Fourth Week: Luncheon at the Kitchen Garden Cooking School; Sizzling Summer Bulbs; Blueberries; Watnong Soirée at Willowwood Arboretum

  • May 2011
    First Week: Azalea Garden at the New York Botanical Garden
    Second Week: Shearing Alpacas; Swarming Bees; Linden Hill Gardens and Ottsville Farmers Market
    Third Week: Spanish Paradise: Gardens of the Alhambra at the New York Botanical Garden; Another Visit to the Azalea Garden at the New York Botanical Garden; Earthly Delights
    Fourth Week: Watnong Garden Visit and Potluck Luncheon; Pennsbury Manor; Peony Talk at Back to Nature Home and Garden Center

  • April 2011
    First Week: Roadside Chionodoxa
    Second Week: Garden Party at the Silbersteins
    Third Week: Watnong Plant Sale at the Leonard J. Buck Garden; Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
    Fourth Week: Grand Opening of the Back to Nature Home and Garden Center; Bleeding Heart Flower Legend; En Plein Air

  • March 2011
    First Week: Behind the Scenes at the Philadelphia Flower Show - Setting Up Entries; Behind the Scenes at the Philadelphia Flower Show - Setting Up the Show
    Second Week: Roadside Snowdrops
    Fourth Week: Snow Scenes; On the Rocks at the New York Botanical Garden; Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden; A Diversity of Orchids at the Orchid Show ; Moth Orchids at the Orchid Show; Backyard Chickens

  • February 2011
    Third Week: A Visit to Mutschler's Florist; Ott's Nursery

  • January 2011
    Third Week: Let's Hear It for the Garden State; New Year of the Trees

  • December 2010
    Second Week: Making Firewood
    Fourth Week: Dead Trees for Christmas

  • November 2010
    First Week: Why Do You Suppose
    Third Week: Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden; Behind the Scenes at the Holiday Train Show; Autumn Colors at the New York Botanical Garden; Flower Arranging Workshop with the Tohickon Garden Club; Paws to Read

  • October 2010
    Second Week: Chanticleer, An Aubade; Wind Through the Trees at Jenkins Arboretum
    Third Week: An Architect's Garden
    Fourth Week: It's The Halloween Hoorah; It's the Great Pumpkin!

  • September 2010
    Second Week: Open Days - the Sternlieb Garden; Open Days - the Montsier Garden; Open Days - the Hardie Garden;
    Third Week: Chanticleer in Autumn

  • August 2010
    First Week: PANTS; Watnong Picnic UPDATE
    Fourth Week: Fowl at the Fair; Cows at the Fair

  • July 2010
    Fourth Week: Frenchtown Inn Planters

  • June 2010
    First Week:Digging Bamboo
    Fourth Week: Uncovering the Garden; Soirée at Bamboo Brook

  • May 2010
    First Week: Homage to Emily Dickinson; A Visit to Chanticleer; Chanticleer, Attention to Details; Chanticleer in Bloom in the Merry Month of May
    Second Week: A Misstep in May
    Fourth Week: Call Me Magellan

  • April 2010
    First Week: Geometry of Cutting A Tree; A Visit to Buck Garden; And A Visit to Willowwood; Down On My Knees
    Second Week: Back to Buck Garden; Garden Party
    Third Week: A Tumult of Tulips
    Fourth Week: A Visit to Winterthur; A Visit to Mt. Cuba; Covering Ground at Mt. Cuba; Mt. Cuba, Post Scriptum; Omnium Gatherum

  • March 2010
    First Week: Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden; Orchid Portraits from the New York Botanical Garden's Orchid Show
    Third Week: Little Bulbs in Bloom; Getting Potted
    Fourth Week: Flowering Trees at Rutgers Gardens

  • February 2010
    First Week: Potted Bulbs
    Second Week: 37 Days Until Spring
    Third Week: How Joe Saved the Coontie Patch

  • January 2010
    First Week: Sleeping Cat; Nakashima Reading Room at the Michner Museum

  • December 2009
    Second Week: Winter Visit to Leonard J. Buck Garden
    Third Week: Let It Snow; My Holiday Decorating Traditions
    Fourth Week: Yule Log

  • November 2009
    First Week: Autumn at the New York Botanical Garden; Kiku at the New York Botanical Garden; Ginkgo at the New York Botanical Garden UPDATE and in New Jersey; Deer, Oh Dear
    Third Week:Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden; Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden, Part 2

  • October 2009
    First Week: A Flock of Mushrooms UPDATE
    Second Week: Framing a Path
    Fourth Week: Kiku in the Japanese Autumn Garden at the New York Botanical Garden

  • September 2009
    First Week: Open Day at North Creek Nurseries; Dansko LEED; Stroud Water Research Center; A Visit with Gloria Day; Toad
    Third Week: Author, Author at Linden Hill

  • August 2009
    First Week: Summer Storm II; The Edible Garden at the New York Botanical Garden; Summer in Four-Season Border at the New York Botanical Garden
    Second Week: Driveway Repair
    Fourth Week: Brief Visit to Linden Hill; A Visit to Turnip Truck Garden UPDATE; Banana Leaf Cookery UPDATE

  • July 2009
    Second Week: Shopping for Plants; Paws to Read
    Third Week:Watnong Picnic; Grasslands; Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail, and Peter; A Visit to Carousel Farm Lavender
    Fourth Week: Rutgers Gardens Open Day; Summer Storm; PANTS

  • June 2009
    First Week: Catnapping; Pinellia cordifolia; More Garden Visitors
    Second Week: Weed Eaters; Visits to Leonard Buck Garden
    Third Week: Solstice Sunset
    Fourth Week: Look What I Found!; Garden Club's Garden Visit; Sleek Sheep; Fruitful; Strange Clouds; Watch Where You Step!; Rainy Day Visitor

  • May 2009
    First Week: Visitors to BelleWood Gardens
    Second Week: Mushrooms
    Fourth Week: What's This?; A Visit to the Arboretum at Temple University Ambler; The Iris Garden at Delaware Valley College; Garden Conservancy's Open Days - 30 May: Jon Carloftis' garden; Cedaridge, garden of Derek and Carolyn Fell; Twin Silo Farm; Garden Conservancy's Open Days - 31 May: Greenwood; Jericho Mountain Orchards; Hortulus Farm

  • April 2009
    First Week: Rainbow in the Sky; Ornamental Grass Work Day at Rutgers Gardens
    Third Week: Sakura at Branch Brook Park
    Fourth Week: Flowering Trees at Willowwood Arboretum; The Glory of Dutch Bulbs at the New York Botanical Garden; 4-Season Border at the New York Botanical Garden; Old Stone Church

  • March 2009
    First Week:Winter's Last Snow
    Second Week: Patti's Charleston Garden; Middleton Place; Angel Oak; Nursery Visits Around Charleston; Omnium Gatherum Around Charleston; Fog Comes in On Little Cat Feet
    Third Week: Pruning Peach Trees UPDATE; Beautiful Bats UPDATE; Hellebore Weekend at Linden Hill

  • February 2009
    First Week: Nesting Squirrels
    Second Week: The Robins Have Returned
    Third Week: The Birds; Linden Hill Gardens Horticultural Chat Room
    Fourth Week: A Sign of Spring; Lady Lumberjack; Philadelphia Flower Show, Part 1: Statues

  • January 2009
    Third Week: Who Visits BelleWood Gardens?; More Moore, In Winter

  • December 2008
    Second Week: Winter Green; A Visit to Well Sweep Herb Farm
    Third Week: Cozy Cats
    Fourth Week:Holly and the Ivy

  • November 2008
    First Week: Who Lives Here?
    Second Week: Why We Call It Fall
    Third Week:Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden; Terrariums; Planting Bulbs in the Four Season Garden at The New York Botanical Garden

  • October 2008
    Third Week: Kiku at the New York Botanical Garden; Bonsai at the New York Botanical Garden; The Chrysanthemum in Japanese Art at the New York Botanical Garden; Monumental Sculptures: Henry Moore at the New York Botanical Garden
    Fourth Week: An Evening Reception at the New York Botanical Garden; Tohickon Graden Club Visit to Buck Garden

  • August 2008
    Second Week: Hypertufa, Part I; Hypertufa, Part II
    Third Week: A Visit to Willowwood; Onward, to Buck Gardens
    Fourth Week: Mushroom House and Its Garden

  • July 2008
    First Week: Knit On Wednesday; Bat Pups UPDATED
    Second Week: Carousel Farm Lavender; At Carousel Farm; Making a Lavender Bottle
    Third Week: My Banana Is In Bloom
    Perennial Plant Association in Philadelphia: Street Scapes; John Bartram and His Garden; A Center City Community Garden; Chanticleer; In the Wet at Chanticleer; Have a Seat at Chanticleer; PPA Media Award; Conard-Pyle's Perennial Plants; Longwood Gardens in the Rain; Water Plants at Longwood Gardens; Mystical, Magical Bus Tour; Handmade Gardens; WynEden; Frog Hollow; Mt. Cuba; Echinacea Trials at Mt. Cuba; North Creek Nurseries; Meadowbrook Farm; Twin Silo Farm; Mill Fleurs; Linden Hill; Dinner at Linden Hill; Omnium Gatherum

  • June 2008
    First Week: Grounds for Sculpture: Pattern Play, Mannequins, Water; Watnong Soirée
    Second Week: In the Bamboo Jungle; A Bounty of Bulbs
    Third Week: Atlock: Plants, People, Pets, and More; Getting Potted: Options at Atlock; Elderflower Cordial; Solstice Festivities
    Fourth Week: Locavore: At the Dvoor Farm Farmers Market; Locavore: At Nagy's Orchard

  • May 2008
    First Week: Hooters; Down South; Wisteria at Van Vleck; At Van Vleck
    Second Week: Darwin's Garden, Revisited; The New York Botanical Garden, Redux; Die Fledermaus
    Third Week: Getting Potted; Moore in America: Monumental Sculpture at the New York Botanical Garden
    Fourth Week: A Rainbow of Iris [Sunny Iris; Iris Blues; Pretty in Pink; Iris Fancies; Siberian and Other Beardless Iris]

  • April 2008
    First Week: Daffodil Days
    Second Week: Another Visit to Buck Gardens; A Visit to Natirar; A Visit to Willowwood
    Fourth Week: Darwin's Garden; Tulip Time; Trees in Lavish Bloom; Plant Sale at Buck Gardens; Yet Another Visit to Buck Gardens; Rain, Lovely Rain; Leftovers for Lunch; Nettle Soup

  • March 2008
    First Week: Philadelphia Flower Show: Part One - Jazz It Up; Part Two - Del Valley Chapter NARGS; Part Three - Jacques Armand Bulb Company; Part Four - Horticulture Competitions; Part Five - Look and Learn; Part Six - Stuff For Sale; After the Rain; Springfest; Leonard J. Buck Gardens
    Second Week: After The Show Is Over
    Fourth Week: Bountiful Bouquets

  • February 2008
    Second Week: Flowers and Ice
    Third Week: New Jersey Flower and Garden Show; Lambing Season
    Fourth Week: It's Still Winter; Trash to Treasures

  • January 2008
    First Week: Corsage for Clerodendron; Wild Geese; House of Coffee; Houseplant How-To
    Second Week: A Change in the Weather; Who Needs a Mouse?
    Third Week: A Gathering of Grackles
    Fourth Week: Forcing Spring; Bought a Bouquet

  • December 2007
    First Week: Lights, Camera, Action; Gingerbread Wonderland
    Second Week: Winter Greens
    Fourth Week: Boxing Day at The Ship Inn

  • November 2007
    First Week: Winterizing the Greenhouse; Sunday Brunch; Kiku, Rejuvenated; Building the Garden Railroads
    Second Week: A Class On the Japanese-Inspired Garden; Systema Naturae
    Third Week: Tower Hill Botanic Garden; Honey Pot Hill Apple Farm
    Fourth Week: Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden; Gingerbread Adventure at the New York Botanical Garden; Autumn Afternoon at Wave Hill

  • October 2007
    First Week: Farmers Market at Dvoor Farm; Harvest Festival at Jockey Hollow; Lepidoptera Art
    Second Week: Pumpkins and Scarecrows; At the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
    Third Week: Viewed by the Camera
    Fourth Week: Potting Bulbs for Forcing; Kiku at the New York Botanical Garden; Bulb Basics; The Frost Was On The Pumpkins

  • September 2007
    Second Week: When Will the First Frost Come? UPDATE; A Visit to Trauger's Farm Market; Outside to Indoors
    Third Week: Daisy, Daisy; Fashion in Bloom
    Fourth Week: Vendange at Alba Vineyard; A Visit to Meadowbrook Farm; Wave Hill in Autumn; Daisy, Daisy at Wave Hill; Kiku at the New York Botanical Garden

  • August 2007
    First Week: Tri-State Hosta Society Meeting in Connecticut
    Second Week: Luxuriously Planted Containers; Jersey Fresh
    Third Week: Berry, Berry; After the Storm; Summer Picnic in Parsippany; Prepare for the Flower Show
    Fourth Week: High Style Chrysanthemums; Shitakes / Silver Lining; A Week on North Carolina's Crystal Coast

  • July 2007
    First Week: Garden Party for Nadia; Blueberry Summer
    Second Week: Honey, Honeybees; Carousel Farm Lavender Fields Forever; Teenage Turtle; 3 Gardens + 1
    Third Week: Back at Carousel Farm for More Lavender; A Visit to Solebury Orchards
    Fourth Week: Haying: A Visit to the Tinicum Herb Barn

  • June 2007
    First Week: Long Tail Salamander; Assembly Line Plant Stands
    Third Week: Community Farmers Market at Dvoor Farm; Garden Party at Atlock Farm; Evening Soirée at Willowwood
    Fourth Week: Morning Light; Second Dvoor Farm Farmers Market; A Bus Tour to Wave Hill; Tuteurs at Wave Hill; Thoreau-Inspired Art at at Wave Hill; Water Barrels

  • May 2007
    Second Week: A Garden Near Baltimore, Maryland; Another Garden Near Baltimore, Maryland; Rutgers Gardens Spring Plant Sale
    Third Week: Consider the Leaf; Herbs for Sale; Black Vultures
    Fourth Week: A Hosta Garden in Pennsylvania; A Goody Box from Terra Nova; Turkey Strut; A Visit to Van Vleck; Presby Memorial Iris Garden

  • April 2007
    First Week: Shades of Green; Coping with Invasive Vines
    Second Week: A Sign of Spring
    Third Week: Spring? What Spring?
    Fourth Week: Wave Hill in Springtime; Art at Wave Hill: Emily Dickinson Rendered; The Auricula Theater at the New York Botanical Garden; Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

  • March 2007
    First Week: Charlotte, North Carolina: Orchids in the Greenhouse; Through the Garden Gate; Southern Spring Home and Garden Show; Palm Trees in Charlotte; Elizabeth Lawrence's Garden
    Second Week: Cloning a Pelargonium
    Third Week: It's Still Winter UPDATE; Preview of Spring; Once Upon A Time, Long Ago and In Another Country; Tree Shadow
    Fourth Week: Birthday Cake; Knit on Wednesday

  • February 2007
    First Week: Real Wood
    Third Week: Real Winter
    Fourth Week: Coming Up This Weekend; Recycled Into An Endangered Species

  • January 2007
    First Week: New Year's Day; Yeast
    Second Week: January's Flowers; Spring Flowers in the Winter House: Awakening; Streptocarpella saxorum
    Third Week: Seasonal Weather; What Do You Call a Collection of Geese?; Yeast II: Rye Bread
    Fourth Week: Frost; Picking Lemons

  • December 2006
    First Week: Gingerbread; Atlock's Annual Holiday Open House; Pretty Pony; Kudos for Buried Treasures
    Second Week: The History of Gingerbread; A Wreath for the Kitchen; Christmas Cat; Gingerbread Adventure; Gingerbread, postscriptum
    Third Week: Morning Visitors; All In The Family - Gingerbread; Gingerbread, Redundant; Piebald Deer
    Fourth Week: Cozy Cat; Blooming, It's a Struggle; Rushing the Season

  • November 2006
    First Week: Bringing in the Sheaves; Winterizing the Outdoor Banana
    Second Week: It's Called "Fall" For a Reason; Watnong Chapter NARGS Annual / Luncheon Meeting; Buried Treasures
    Third Week: Planting Buried Treasures; Botany of a Fruitcake; On Track with the Garden Railroad
    Fourth Week: Turkeys on the Run; Treehouse; My New Book Is Here!

  • October 2006
    First Week: Buried Treasures: Down to the Wire; The Ents; Autumn at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum; A Day at the New York Botanical Garden
    Second Week: A Picnic in the Park; Timber! UPDATE; Frost
    Third Week: Spring Flowers in the Winter House: Hyacinths, UPDATE; Spring Flowers in the Winter House: Tulips: Spring Flowers in the Winter House: Daffodils; A Window Box of Bulbs
    Fourth Week: Wave Hill in Autumn; In BelleWood's Greenhouse

  • September 2006
    First Week: Another Visit to the New York Botanical Garden; And Another Visit to Wave Hill
    Second Week: The Sound of Dragons
    Third Week: Seattle Travels: Day One - A Seattle Sampler; Day Two - Ferry to Vashon; Day Three - Farmers Market; Day Three - Garden Visits; Day Four - Kitchen Ware; Day Five - A Garden on the Way to Bellingham; Day Six - Two Gardens in Bellingham; One Last Nursery in Seattle

  • August 2006
    Third Week: Art in the Garden: Chihuly at the New York Botanical Garden; Garden Improvement - Art at Wave Hill; What's Brewing at The Ship Inn
    Fourth Week: Garden Writers' Get-Together: Off to the Conference, and a Visit to the Trade Show; Stormy Weather; Keynote Address; Private Garden Tour in Chadds Ford; Conard-Pyle; A Wilmington Walking Tour; Dining and Dancing at Longwood Gardens; Story Tours / Garden Visits; Fête Champêtre at Chanticleer; Optional Post-Symposium Tour in the Lehigh Valley and Allentown Area; Plant Lovers Discovery Tour: Progressive Women in Horticulture

  • July 2006
    First Week: Puerto Rico: At the Hotel; Festival de las Flores; At the Botanic Garden; El Yunque; Piñones; Viejo San Juan; Vieques; Along the Boulevards and Back Alleys
    Second Week: Hydrangea Day; Flowers at Fordhook Farm
    Third Week: Trompet de Mort UPDATE
    Fourth Week: Summer, and Everything's Peachy

  • June 2006
    First Week: Buried Treasures Preview
    Second Week: Perennial Annuals; Hydrangeas, and Chemistry in the Garden; Two Garden Visits: First the Barads; Second at the Coutins; Oyster Mushrooms; Zoysia Problems UPDATE
    Third Week: Praying / Preying Mantis
    Fourth Week: Garden Writers Meeting; Pleasant Run Nursery

  • May 2006
    First Week: Gardeners at Work; Mare and Foal; Vole Control; Cactus Flowers; Plant Swap at the Silbersteins
    Second Week: Teacher, Teacher; Rutgers Gardens Plant Fair
    Third Week: Dryad's Saddle; A Meme of Gardening Books
    Fourth Week: Hortulus Farms; Memorial Day Parade

  • April 2006
    First Week: Shading the Greenhouse; The Longevity of Bulbs; Winter's Last Gasp
    Second Week: Lawn, Part I; Stink, Stank, Stunk; Lawn, Part II
    Third Week:Tulips and Tutu; A Conservatory Show at the New York Botanical Garden
    Fourth Week: A Dainty Daffodil; Ruins; Falling Water; Tulips and Topiary; Topiary Update; Garden in the Woods; The Hunt House Inn; Dogtooth Violets

  • March 2006
    First Week: Return to Wave Hill, Again; Return to Wave Hill - Alpine House; Return to Wave Hill - South African Bulbs in Bloom; Iris danfordiae; At the Philadelphia Flower Show; Another Mini-Preview for the Bulb Exhibition
    Second Week: Water, Watering; Spring is Sprung; The Thrill of Victory
    Third Week: The Day Before Spring; Kinsman Company
    Fourth Week: Greenhouse Bulbs in Bloom

  • February 2006
    First Week: An Offer Too Good to Refuse!; Mini-Preview for the Bulb Exhibition
    Fourth Week: The Birds; Lambing Season

  • January 2006
    First Week: New Year's Day; Coping with Winter
    Second Week: Wave Hill in Winter; Banana in My Bedroom; Mist Asleep
    Fourth Week: Return to Wave Hill; Return to Wave Hill: Behind the Scenes in the Conservatory; Return to Wave Hill: In the Conservatory; Look What I Found! Update

  • December 2005
    First Week: Pastured Chickens; Atlock Flower Farm's Holiday Open House
    Second Week: Redouté's Flowers
    Third Week: Winter's Solstice; Cozy Kitty; A Flower for Year's End

  • November 2005
    What's in Bloom in November
    First Week: Momijigari; Willowwood and Autumn Colors; Willowwood and Autumn Berries
    Third Week: Ginkgo
    Fourth Week: Clusius Garden; The New York Botanical Garden's Holiday Train Show

  • October 2005
    What's in Bloom in October
    First Week: Photo Shoot; A Japanese Woodlander; A Bulb Potting Workshop (image update)
    Second Week: Weather, and Another Bulb Potting Workshop
    Third Week: Horticulture Magazine Lecture Tour: Part One; Horticulture Magazine Lecture Tour: Part Two; There Are Fairies in the Garden
    Fourth Week: An Enormous Puffball; Autumn Harvest; Grass, or Not Grass?; Autumn Crocus

  • September 2005
    What's in Bloom in September
    First Week:St. Fiacre; Firewood for Winter; It's a Jungle Out There
    Second Week: Focus on Mexico; Hunter / Killer Insect; Little Frog
    Third Week: Garden Party; Annual Extravaganza; Shell Beans
    Fourth Week: Eastern Performance Trials - Fashion in Bloom; Bananas on the Move

  • August 2005
    What's in Bloom in August
    First Week: Make Sure You Read the Label; A Visit to the New York Botanical Garden; Waterlilies at the New York Botanical Garden
    Second Week: Rain; A Day in a Tropical Garden
    Third Week: Night Blooming Cereus; Companionship; Magic Lilies
    Fourth Week: Garden Club's Garden Visit; A Day in the Garden; Another Day in the Garden

  • July 2005
    What's in Bloom in July
    First Week: The Glorious Fourth; Pollia japonica; Arisaema fargesii
    Second Week: Rain Lilies; Beetles and Bugs - August Update
    Third Week: Entomophilus; Chanterelles Are Back! - August Update; Made for the Shade; Lilies in Bloom; Summer Fruit; Hazy, Crazy, Lazy Days of Summer
    Fourth Week: Darkest Heart of Africa; Summer Means It's Time for Corn; Here Comes the Sun(Flowers); PANTS; Flutterby; The 41st Annual Rutgers Gardens Open House

  • June 2005
    What's in Bloom in June
    First Week: Weeds; Book Signing; Both Hands Weeding; How Many Books?; Bananas on the Move; Heirloom Tomatoes - August Update; Hazy, Hot, and Humid
    Second Week: Cup Plant; A Visit to Well-Sweep Herb Farm; Rain and the Garden(er); Cannas in the Garden; Omnium Gatherum; Bog Plants
    Third Week: A Visit to Wave Hill; A Garden Club Starts to Sprout; The Tropical Look; A Visit to Atlock Farm; More Omnium Gatherum
    Fourth Week: Wave Hill Revisited; Arisaema and Other Aroids; A Haul of Hosta; Into the Woods, Out with the Weeds

  • May 2005
    The Sound of One Hand Weeding --- A Couple of Reviews for Bulbs for Garden Habitats

  • April 2005
    Artists in BelleWood Garden --- Bulbs for Garden Habitats, My Newest Book --- Heating Mat

  • March 2005
    Cover Girl --- Snow Cat --- Philadelphia Flower Show

  • December 2004
    Autumn Leaf Cleanup & Lawn Care --- Wintering Over Banana Plants --- Creating a Drainage Channel
  • November 2004
    Momijigari, Japanese Autumn Garden Exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden --- Firewood --- Fox
  • March 2004
    Weeding --- Snowdrops and Other Little Bulbs of Early Spring --- Windowbox of Bulbs
  • February 2004
    Spring IS On the Way
  • January 2004
    Wood Ashes and Compost
  • December 2003
    Consider the Leaf, My Newest Book --- Holiday Garden Railroad Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden --- Winter Foliage
  • Fall 2003
    Houseplants Return Indoors
  • August 2003
    Chanterelles --- Beyond Terracotta with Campagnia Planters
  • July 2003
    Weeds, Again --- BelleWood Gardening School --- Re-Tiring --- Penn Allied Nursery Trade Show
  • May 2003
    Daffodils --- Weeding --- Plant Swapping
  • March & April 2003
    Shade for the Greenhouse --- Daffodils --- Plants Along Magnolia Way
  • February 2003
    Winter Pruning --- What's Blooming in My Greenhouse --- Consider the Leaf
  • August 2002
    A Visit to Holland: the Floriade, Palais Het Loo, the Bulb District, and More --- Rain Barrels
  • May 2002
    Drought --- New Shrubs --- Rain Barrels --- Bulbs for Damp Sites --- Fake Bamboo Fence
  • February 2002
    The Garden Awakens
  • January 2002
    Decorating Holiday / Solstice Trees
  • November 2001
    Cyclamen Society
  • October 2001
    Proctecting the Garden Bananas
  • August 2001
    Plants for a Small Shady Border
  • July 2001
    Weeds, Seeds, and Bulbs
  • June 2001
    Creating Magnolia Way

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