January 28, 2023

Light Snow Over My Farm

Even if you’re not a fan of cold weather, it's hard not to love a light snowfall over the landscape.

Here in the Northeast, this winter has been unseasonably warm with day temperatures in the high 30s and 40s. Earlier this week, temperatures dipped just enough for a dusting of white before a night of drenching rain. During bad weather, my outdoor grounds crew works indoors, checking equipment and cleaning up our large Equipment Barn. It was a peaceful time to venture out and take a few photos.


January 27, 2023

Houseplants on the TODAY Show and Repotting Sansevieria

One doesn't have to wait until spring to see beautiful lush, green plants. There are so many lovely houseplants that are easy to care for and enjoy indoors right now.

I hope you saw my latest segment on NBC's TODAY Show. If not, just click on this highlighted link. During yesterday's appearance, I shared tips on caring for a variety of houseplants - ferns, echeverias, cacti, begonias, philodendrons, money plants, and sansevieria. Sansevieria is a genus of about 70-species of flowering plants native to Africa, Madagascar and southern Asia. You may know it as one of its common names, such as mother-in-law's tongue, devil's tongue, jinn's tongue, bow string hemp, snake plant and snake tongue. I have many of them in my greenhouse.

Here are some photos, enjoy.

January 26, 2023

Photos of Thailand from Chhiring Sherpa

I always enjoy seeing photos from others taken during their vacations.

Not long ago, my outdoor grounds crew foreman, Chhiring Sherpa, and his son Mingmar, returned from a brief trip to Thailand. Located in the heart of Southeast Asia, Thailand is bordered to the north by Myanmar and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea. Thailand is home to more than 71-million people and is well-known for its tropical beaches and islands, its culture, and its ornate Buddhist temples. Chhiring and Mingmar spent most of their time in Bangkok, the capital and largest city of the nation.

Here are some photos, enjoy.