Category Archives: Garden

Splendor of the trees

2012/09/13 Garden No comments

It’s the season for trees. Now, when they begin to shed their summer cloaks of green, revealing the shimmer of crimson and saffron underneath, they become the jewels of our landscape. Rapt as we......

Diamonds and Roses in Hershey

2012/05/13 Garden, Travel No comments

In Hershey, everything’s coming up roses, just as it has for 75 years. It’s the diamond anniversary for the 23-acre Hershey Gardens, with bountiful blooms and breathtaking butterflies heralding ......

Winter harvest

2011/12/26 Food, Garden No comments

Touches of frost and snow may kill most of what’s in your vegetable garden, but hardy, hearty winter radishes only get sweeter with the chill. “The frost converts the carbs to sugars,” says Scot......

Favorite May plant: columbine

2011/05/13 Garden No comments

The delicate woodland columbines (aquilegia) are a graceful late spring favorite in the garden, both for their fanciful single and bi-colored pastel flowers, as well as their ability to attract......

Favorite January plant

2011/01/17 Garden No comments

Is there anything more beautiful in winter than snowfall lingering on the branches of an evergreen? It’s a reason to ensure you have at least one species planted in your landscape. For those wh......

Favorite December plant – pyracantha

2010/12/10 Garden No comments

When trees and shrubs lose their leaves, we look to lingering berries to brighten the landscape. Evergreens with berries pack twice the punch, offering a foil to the color. Firethorn or pyracant......

Latvia’s Christmas gift to the world: first tree decorated 500 years ago

2010/12/08 Garden, Travel No comments

When sisters Mara Anderson and Ilze Berzins were growing up in Lancaster, their family’s Christmas tradition raised their neighbors’ eyebrows. On Christmas Eve, the family would light candles, ......

Favorite November plant – Japanese weeping maple

2010/11/11 Garden One comment

Now that the first wave of autumn leaves has left behind barren branches, it’s easy to appreciate those that linger, extending the harvest of fall color. Chief among these is the ornamental weep......

Favorite October plant – goldenrod

2010/10/07 Garden One comment

As the landscape is preparing for its annual striptease, we’re struck by the Vegas-worthy displays clamoring for our attention. Chief among them, are the vibrant plumes of yellow panicles bursti......

Making a Sotheby’s splash with squash

2010/09/22 Food, Garden No comments

A few days before his produce is showcased in Sotheby’s Manhattan showroom, Silver Spring farmer Tom Culton is surprisingly relaxed. After a barefoot stroll around his 53-acre farm, sampl......