May 19, 2022

NYBG's 2022 Collectors' Plant Sale and Silent Auction

Spring is a popular time for fairs and sales of all kinds and whenever my busy schedule allows, I always try to catch a few of my favorites.

Yesterday, I attended The New York Botanical Garden's Collectors' Plant Sale and Silent Auction. This event featured hard-to-find trees, shrubs, and plants propagated from NYBG collections, and hand-selected for their rarity, hardiness, and charm. The sale offered something for everyone. It’s a splendid time of year to be at The New York Botanical Garden - not only to enjoy its many fun and interesting events, but to see its stunning horticultural displays. I hope you take the opportunity to visit The NYBG next time you are in the New York City area.

Enjoy these photos.

May 18, 2022

My Blooming Pergola Garden in May

My long and winding pergola is putting on such a colorful and gorgeous display - all the spring flowers are just spectacular this time of year.

Soon after I bought my Bedford, New York farm, I built a long pergola along the carriage road leading up to my home specifically for clematis. Over the years, I've added lots of bulbs and perennials that bloom at different times throughout the season. Right now, the Camassia and alliums are covering the area in an eye-catching palette of purple and blue - it's just stunning.

Here are some photos, enjoy.


May 17, 2022

Lunch at Patsy Pollack's Country Cottage 2022

Spring is the perfect time of year for dining al fresco with good friends.

Last weekend, after a most delightful and successful morning at the Trade Secrets Rare Plant and Garden Antiques Sale in Lakeville, Connecticut, we drove to a tranquil town in New York State, where we enjoyed a lovely lunch at the weekend home of friend and colleague, Patsy Pollack. It has become a tradition to go to Patsy’s after Trade Secrets. This year, she served a delicious buffet of Moroccan-inspired dishes. On the way to her charming home, we stopped at Christopher Spitzmiller's Clove Brook Farm to see his gardens.

Enjoy these photos.