Ramblings of a "New American" Gardener

Garden Conservancy

Hold that date … Garden Conservancy Open Days … Saturday, June 28

June 7, 2014

Federal Twist will be open Saturday, June 28, for the Garden Conservancy Open Days, 10 am to 4 pm, along with several gardens in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. More information and driving directions are at the Garden Conservancy web page here. You can find a direct link to the Bucks County gardens here.  

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Nothing gold can stay

May 12, 2013
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The first weeks of May. Cool air, sweet scent of the weedy Russian olive, the chatter of bird’s making their high pitched insect sounds so strange the tree frogs at night sound more like birds, the golden lace of just emerging foliage glowing in the golden afternoon, the dark slowly coming on. Time to stop […]

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Garden is a verb

May 3, 2013
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Garden is a verb. In the aftermath of messy winter construction, planting goes apace.

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Brooklyn Garden featured in Leaf magazine

March 11, 2013
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My Brooklyn garden–still very much a work in progress–is featured in the Spring issue of Leaf magazine. Click on the Leaf cover above to read and subscribe to Leaf. Click on any images below to enlarge them.

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Garden visitors

October 27, 2012
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Welcome visitors to the Federal Twist garden.

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