Category Archives: Garden Musings

Tools from the Past: A Conversation with the Collector

What does the man who has amassed a collection of over 10,000 antique gardening tools spanning several centuries and originating from more than a few continents and countries NOT have? What does he covet? A terra cotta watering pot circa … Continue reading

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A Winter Garden Awakens

I have often wondered what it would be like to awaken a bear in the middle of his hibernating sleep in winter.  Would it be a brusque encounter, or would it be peaceful, like a newborn infant awakening on his own … Continue reading

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April showers . . . It’s true, they really do bring May flowers.

A very subtle bush has bloomed amid the hard gray stones just outside the walled garden. Looking at the colorful display from the horse chestnut allée, I can’t decide which is more graceful: the aged stone wall, stark and solemn, … Continue reading

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What’s in bloom?

Spring has always been a time for renewal and clean up, the emergence of green shoots and fond floral essences, and the hopes and childhood memories associated with warmer weather. Narcissi, snowdrops, witch hazel, wet grass, and magnolia flowers are … Continue reading

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About our horticulture intern

Luis Marmol is our intern from the School of Professional Horticulture at The New York Botanical Garden. He is drawing up a three-year horticultural historic restoration plan for the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum  grounds. This includes restoring and reinterpreting the garden … Continue reading

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