Weather vagaries

Last week weather in the 70’s encouraged daffodils, forsythia, magnolias and even some cherries to bloom, while we still have the early blooming hellebores and squill in our yards and gardens. This week started with very cold nights. Now we can only wait and hope that we’ll still have our lilacs and other flowering shrubs […]

Lyman Estate Greenhouses

For a promise of spring, try visiting the oldest continually operating greenhouses in the US. I love visiting this delightful rabbit warren of glasshouses in late February through early March. The camellias, orchids, begonias, bougainvillea and many other blooming plants, as well as ferns, succulents and many other plants fill the greenhouses, along unmistakable smell […]