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

Winter Aconite

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One of the first flowers to emerge in late winter is Eranthis hyemalis, commonly called “Winter Aconite”. Their bright yellow flowers and jester collared leaves are one of the first signs at Weir Farm National Historic Site that Spring is … Continued

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

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

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