News About Hill-Stead Museum’s Pollinator Garden Project

Did you know that sheep will eat poison-ivy? Indeed they do, and the Hill-Stead sheep are getting ready to do their bit for gardening at Hill-Stead. Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington is famous for its Sunken Garden, designed by Beatrix Farrand, … Continued

Reflections on Early September Gardens at Webb Deane Stevens

Early September is the last of the transition periods in the garden. Summer is still in full display. The phlox are in outrageous bloom, the long trumpets of the Plantagenet hosta still perfume the garden, the summer annuals – cosmos … Continued

Seed Gathering – Late Summer in the Amy Cogswell Garden at Webb Deane Stevens

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The Amy Cogswell Garden at Webb Deane Stevens is rich in self sown flowers. Some have crept in from surrounding gardens and from acquired mulch but many are specified in the garden’s plan. One of the reseeding plants specified by Amy … 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

Fall Bulbs : BEWARE THE HYACINTH!

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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

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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