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Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

For years I have been wanting to visit Sleepy Hollow, New York around Halloween. When I started planning the trip I found so many other awesome things to do and see in that part of the Hudson River Valley.  I was thrilled to discover that the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture was just 5 minutes away from Sleepy Hollow, […] Read more…

Vermont Wildflower Farm

The Vermont Wildflower Farm is the largest wildflower seed center in the Northeast. Their retail location and public gardens are just down the road from Shelburne Farms, and we stopped by after our tour of the Children’s Farmyard. Vermont Wildflower Farm has refined their custom seed mixes over the 30 years they’ve been in business, and they […] Read more…

The Gardens of Blithewold

Blithewold is a historic 33-acre summer estate overlooking Narragansett Bay in Bristol, RI. The mission of the nonprofit organization that maintains the property is to “preserve New England’s finest garden estate through excellence in horticulture and historic preservation, and by our example to teach and inspire others.” I’ve been to Blithewold before, once for the […] Read more…

Surprise Lotus Pond

For the past two years, I’ve heard a few people mention this random lotus pond on the road to Wickford Village (RI). But whenever I drove by the area that people described, I could never find the plants, even after looking up directions online. Last week I was driving towards Wickford from Narragansett in a hurry to get somewhere […] Read more…

Honey Tasting and Bee Lecture

Each year, the Bristol Land Conservation Trust, for which I am a volunteer hosts a lecture.  This year was all about the Honey Bee. Our board president, Raymon Payson met a beekeeper named Jon Nelson who has created a no-kill method of removing unwanted bees from people’s houses and landscapes. Besides being a more humane […] Read more…

Logee’s Greenhouse, Danielson, CT

Logee’s Greenhouse is a paradise of exotic plants located in an unassuming town in Connecticut. They are well-known for their unique selection of plants which are prized by people all over the country. I am horrible at keeping houseplants alive, so Jeff and I went to their greenhouse just to gaze at the gorgeous specimens […] Read more…

Friday Flowers: greenlion design

For our last installment of May’s Friday Flowers series, we have my hometown hero, greenlion design. I know owner Kim Lamothe because we went to the same high school, but it wasn’t until she did the flowers for my wedding that I learned what an amazing person and floral artist she is. Greenlion design is […] Read more…

Friday Flowers: Floret

Floret is a flower farm and design studio located in the Skagit Valley of Washington state. The farm is run by Erin Benzakein and her family  and is certified organic. She runs trials of each variety before they grow them at a larger scale, and publishes her findings in her monthly column in Growing for […] Read more…

Friday Flowers: Studio Choo

Studio Choo is a Bay Area based floral studio owned by two best friends, Althea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo.  They use locally-grown flowers as often as possible, and their arrangements are always fresh and seasonally-inspired. In addition to designing flowers for weddings, the team wrote an adventurous floral and gardening column for the blog, Design*Sponge, titled, “We Like […] Read more…

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