Before And After

Before And After

It’s been a long while since I posted a picture of the garden as a whole. I thought it would be nice to contrast …

 

Motivated To Buy More Natives Today

Motivated To Buy More Natives Today

Lanceleaf Coreopsis by Stilgherrian from Wentworth Falls, Australia , via Wikimedia Commons    Today’s New York Times features a great opinion article by Marielle Anzelone, the executive director …

 

Effective Aphid Control

Effective Aphid Control

We spent a good hour picking aphids today. Our friends recommended an easy aphid control method: they wrap a piece of tape around their fingers …

 

San Marzano Tomato Blossoms

San Marzano Tomato Blossoms

The vegetable garden has been doing so well for its first year! We’ve already harvested about $80 worth of produce- mostly in the form of …

 

“Candy Stripe” Creeping Phlox

“Candy Stripe” Creeping Phlox

Early in January I was anticipating a need for more groundcovers in the butterfly garden and I pre-ordered a bunch of creeping phlox starters. They …

 

Pretty Pink & White Dianthus

Pretty Pink & White Dianthus

When I plant perennials, I usually buy them small and plan on having to wait a year before I can see them bloom. So I …

 

First Snow Pea Blossoms

First Snow Pea Blossoms

“Golden Sweet” Snow Pea from Baker Creek This time last week I was worried that my snow peas would never bloom. It had been nearly two …

 

Berry Season Is Almost Here

Berry Season Is Almost Here

This weekend we were able to score the season’s first strawberries at the Carroll Gardens Greenmarket, and they were delicious, but we’re looking forward to …

 

What Do Sautéed Radish Greens Taste Like?

What Do Sautéed Radish Greens Taste Like?

“Purple Plum” Radish Greens I wanted to know! So this morning I thinned out the radish patch and pulled out a few small “Purple Plum” radishes …

 

Baby Mantises Patrolling Red Hook

Baby Mantises Patrolling Red Hook

Hey, keepin’ the Chelsea Garden Center safe ain’t easy, but somebody’s gotta do it. When you’re that small, a 4″ pot of scotch moss is a …