Category Archives: fall

Garden Design Details: Stone at Skylands

I hadn’t visited Skylands for about ten years, and never in the fall.  I went hoping to see the last of the fall foliage and instead found stonework that was interesting in its scope and full of ideas. Formerly an … Read more

LABELS: dry stone walling, fall, Gardens, granite, New Jersey, patio stone, paving pattern, rock work, Stone, stone work 2 Comments

Garden Design Details: Fall Beyond Foliage

I had some rare time in between landscape design projects and clients last week and as I’ve been meaning to take my new camera lens out for a spin, I stopped by Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morristown to search out some … Read more

LABELS: fall, Garden Design, Gardens, Planting Design, plants 5 Comments

Monday 42 | A Year of Mondays

I went out into the garden this morning with clear intent.  I found what I was looking for, but it was not the most interesting to me.  Last night was cold.  Frost was still on the remaining leaves of plants … Read more

LABELS: autumn, fall, Gardens, Year of Mondays 1 Comment

Monday 41 | A Year of Mondays

I have a new contender for the last blast of color for the year.  One of the new plants I added to the garden this year was a Cotinus coggygria ‘Golden Spirit’.  I used the one I planted for a … Read more

LABELS: autumn, Cottinus coggygria 'Golden Spirit', fall, Fothergilla gardenii, Year of Mondays 4 Comments

Monday 40 | A Year of Mondays

The view from my studio is totally red…but this is about the garden.  Every year in mid-November this street tree, an Acer rubrum, puts on the most reliable and spectacular show.   It is only marginally visible from the far end … Read more

LABELS: autumn, fall, plants, Year of Mondays 3 Comments

My New Jersey…not Reality TV

Well I finally, by mistake, saw five minutes of the MTV hit Jersey Shore. For much of my life, in three separate stints, I have lived in the Garden State by choice.  I am not of Italian descent, don’t call … Read more

LABELS: autumn, fall, New Jersey Leave a comment

Monday 35 | A Year of Mondays

October is precious.  The finest weather time of the year–cool crisp mornings and warm golden afternoons.  Why am I always surprised when the leaves are suddenly glorious in their fall color?  It sneaks up on me every year.    Autumn seems … Read more

LABELS: autumn, fall, Year of Mondays Leave a comment

Bloom Day | 9.15.09

Today was a big day in my garden–busy, busy bees on the sedums and Caryopteris.  I love early fall when the garden fades and don’t have many fall bloomers because of this–it’s my garden after all–not one for clients.  I … Read more

LABELS: Bloom Day, fall, Garden Design 8 Comments

Happy New Year Now!

Many years of  conditioning has made me view today–the day after Labor Day–as the official start of my new year.  For 13+ years, clad in new clothes with a shiny new book bag and unscuffed shoes off I went with … Read more

LABELS: back to school, fall, Uncategorized 5 Comments