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Glimpse of the Garden

  • A Glimpse Of The Garden: Decades Of Delight

    “A Glimpse Of The Garden” is a seasonal miniseries focusing on the heart of a gardener’s work — a special spot, an extraordinary plant, a place of respite, or a place that evokes a heartfelt memory.

    What is down the garden path of your friends and neighbors? What is down your garden path?

  • A Glimpse Of The Garden: A Garden Full Of ‘Hoppiness’

    Two of three Buddha frogs can be seen at the edge of the Arlene Kreinik's garden. Repetition of color, plantings, and points of interest is a tip Ms Kreinik has picked up from garden club lectures and utilized in her own gardens. Hellebore, clumps of iris, and red azaleas are repeated in this garden, along with the frog sculptures.                

  • The Top of the Mountain

    My back arched and my tail stood up straight last week when I heard about two acts of vandalism at Sandy Ground playgrounds, built in the tri-state area to honor each woman and child killed on 12/14. In another show of love winning over evil, however, both senseless acts have been turned on their head. Nelba Marquez-Greene has said that she would like to have a message board installed at the playground in Hartford honoring her daughter, Ana Marquez-Greene.

  • A Glimpse of the Garden: A Love Of Plants And Plants To Love

    A red pygmy maple, center, is flanked by a low growing Well’s Special false cypress on the left and a snow cypress on the right. Barbara O’Connor enjoys placing unusual specimens in her gardens.

  • A Glimpse Of The Garden: Waterfall Garden Is A Labor Of Love

    Chris Lincoln enjoys a cup of coffee on her lower level patio, which she built herself. Beyond the stone wall is the garden that surround a waterfall, another of Ms Lincoln’s handiworks.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    I would never lower myself to be led about on a leash, but my canine friends are not so particular. This past Sunday, dogs and their walkers were out in force, enjoying the truly spring-like weather. There were a number of strollers out solo, as well, or in the case of three visitors to The Pleasance, with their children. Overheard from their conversation was one adult asking another if he had been to The Pleasance before. Receiving a negative reply, he replied, “Well, come on, then.

  • Glimpse Of The Garden: Staying In Step With Nature

    A dried gourd provides housing for small birds, and suspended from the branch just beyond it, a special wasp house gives shelter to the stinging insects that are actually beneficial to gardens. Offering habitats and shelter to creatures of all kinds is part of Dr Cramer’s garden philosophy.