Garden in Winter & Soil Roots Happiness

If you need some garden therapy be sure and check out the Connecticut Flower and Garden Show, Feb 18-21. Be sure and stop by the Connecticut Historic Gardens in booth 413! The winters are long in the northeast causing many … Continued

Autumn Musings

Many thanks to Rose Riley, Master Gardner, Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, Wethersfield, CT Rose wrote this in early December, sorry about the delay in posting…although with the warm weather, hopefully much is the same! Autumn Musings Autumn always makes me mindful of spring. … Continued

Autumn 2015

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Thank you Rose Riley, Master Gardener at the Webb Deane Stevens Museum for this post.   The long, very hot, very dry summer is lingering into the first days of autumn.  Although the temperature has moderated, soil remains dry and plants … Continued


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Many thanks to Irene from Promisek at Three Rivers Farm in Bridgewater. (We’re glad you’re not still itching!) Fall announces her arrival in many ways… the changing color of the leaves, harvest festivals, pumpkin spice lattes and cool evenings… for me, … Continued

Cultural Practices & Plant Substitutions in a Historic Garden

Thank you Irene Skrybailo from Promisek at Three Rivers Farm, Bridgewater I’m often asked.. how true is the garden at Three Rivers Farm to Beatrix Farrand’s vision? Many visitors are curious about substitutions and changes that have affected plant selections in our 16 beds. … Continued

What’s Blooming at the Webb Deane Stevens Museum?

Thank you Rose Riley, Master Gardener  at the Webb Deane Stevens Museum for this post. After dawdling for 6 weeks, spring is now racing to summer!  As a gardener I love long slow springs with enough time to savor every … Continued

Caring for 600 Yards of Boxwood

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Many thanks to Laurie Masciandaro, Site Manage of Roseland Cottage for this update! Last Thursday was a special day in Roseland Cottage’s garden—one that marked the transition from late winter to early spring, and has for 165 years. The dwarf English boxwood … Continued

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