Longwood Garden “Orchid Extravaganza”

  With all the snow gone from the ground, and freezing temperatures in the past where else would one want to be?  Longwood Gardens, it was so wonderful to stroll the various gardens that will soon be awakening with the gifts of spring.  The anticipation of what’s to come makes the stroll just a little […]

Let’s Get Forcing Bulbs

  Hello again, with the new year comes all the things that need to be done after enjoying the holidays.  It’s amazing how quick decorations go up.  Crazy how long it takes to put them away.   For us gardeners, we are waiting for spring.  There are only 37 days until the arrival of Spring on […]

Berks County Feels Winter

        Here in Berks County, Schools are closed, due to road conditions – so if you don’t need to go out, stay in. Gusting, howling winds are whipping the cold icy snow around before landing on roads, trees, shrubs, anywhere it pleases.  The bare trees sway to nature’s tune, while the boxwood […]

Winter is here! Winter brings many changes besides bone chilly cold temperatures, it also brings the New Year 2018.  This January will be a month filled with two full moons aka as “Supermoons”. The first will be on New Years Day, it’s called the Full Wolf Moon.  The end of the month January 31st will […]

Trees Glorious Trees

    Trees come in so many shapes and sizes as I stroll down the trail beside the rolling creek at Gring’s Mill. It’s so peaceful, the moist cool air feels like a very light rain on my skin, under the gray sky. The sporadic soft wind swirls as if to embrace me.  Leaves drift […]

 Fall is here and if you have any doubt just turn an ear to hear the collective bang, bong, and the gentle thud. As Mother nature’s orchestra rings in the new season…Fall!

Fall in the garden can be very satisfying.  Fall offers the opportunity to harvest herbs and enjoy the enrichment they can bring to your table throughout the winter.  There are a few ways to dry your freshly gathered herbs. It’s best to harvest herbs in mid-morning after the morning dew has dried before the sun […]