With spring finally here and summer approaching we offer you properties with beautiful lawns and gardens from Stone House Properties, Suzann Ward of Barnbrook Realty, Berkshire Property Agents, and Mary Jane White of Cohen+White Associates.
Spring divisions, while not necessarily good for the U.S. Senate, are very good for the garden. Spring is the ideal time to divide and transplant many perennials, and a great time to create more plants.
A New Year’s Eve walk through the Olbrich Botanical Garden in Madison, Wisc., made me realize that buds, fruits, and bark can draw us into the winter landscape and keep us outdoors in the depths of the season.
Gardening is not for the faint of heart – it is a ruthless sport that involves everything from Darwinian survival-of-the-fittest standards for selecting plants to the willingness to take out something that isn’t working.
America’s strength comes from immigration and closing our doors to those who have contributed to a diverse economy and culture throughout our history is shortsighted. And I think the same principles apply to gardening.
Our experience of the landscape is a series of primal sensory contacts. While working around zucchini and yellow squash bushes as well as winter squashes and pumpkins, I am surprised by the fragrance surrounding their brilliant yellow trumpet flowers.
I love how Alford has managed to maintain its identity, call it cachet, since the 18th century. With its perfectly proportioned, white steepled church, clapboard town hall and one room school house, it appears set in a time capsule.
July 20 – August 2, 2015 Mt. Washington — Summer is ripening everywhere – gardens, farms and the softly rounded and arrestingly rugged Berkshire and Taconic ranges are lush with gathered sunlight in the shape of leaves, flowers and fruits. From elderberry bushes to sweet corn, towering hickory trees to underground garlic bulbs, food is
Proceed with planting Cosmic Red Carrots, Rainbow Swiss Chard, colorful radishes, purple potatoes and the varied cabbage family – kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbage. If all vegetable garden spaces are not yet prepared, sow extra seed in beds that are ready so that seedlings may be moved into spacious ground later.