Hydrangeas Demystified

We’ve had such a beautiful stretch of weather lately, still summery but foreshadowing fall, and I feel renewed and refreshed enough to do some ambitious gardening again. This is a great time for planting perennials and flowering shrubs, the warm days and cooler nights perfect...

Weeding is Fundamental

Yes Gentle Readers, I’m back to writing again after a hectic opening season and several off-site sales that are always fun but a lot of work hauling plants, setting up and bringing everything that didn’t sell back to the nursery. But it’s great to get...

Just Around the Corner…

Brooks are burbling, birds are babbling and buds are breaking here in the Hudson Valley, so spring is imminent in spite of lingering winter weather. We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be opening for the 2017 season on Saturday, April 15th, so stop in, say...

Joys of the Glacé Garden

January’s been awfully grey and gloomy, with some warmish periods that seemed almost like March, but we’re once again under snow cover and back to somewhat normal winter temps, keeping plants properly dormant and protected from frigid wind. For gardeners this is the time for...

Sunshine Solstice

Hey, betcha thought a Pondside post in late December would be all hollyberries, evergreens and ho ho ho, right? Well ha ha ha, I’m feeling the Winter Solstice and yearning for yellow as a reminder that sunlight hours will now start, ever so gradually, to...