Ramblings of a "New American" Gardener

Ligularia japonica

Spring recalled – via a text message

April 3, 2018

We left for over three weeks in Barcelona and southern France in early May last year and returned in early June. I entirely missed spring in the garden. Then yesterday I got a text message from garden designer friend, Keith Gibialante, who lives across the Delaware in Pennsylvania. It seems Keith came by to visit […]

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No visitors allowed: plant communities emerging

May 22, 2014

Most of the garden is missing. I have to say “No” when people want to visit Federal Twist at this time of year.  Though some interesting things are happening, my garden depends on the structure of large plants for much of its effect. By late June–when it’s open for the Garden Conservancy Open Days–it’s ready […]

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Toddler Garden in Brooklyn

September 18, 2013
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Some evidence of maturity in the small Brooklyn garden belies its true age–only 16 months since planting started, merely a toddler garden. I wonder if I’m in for a bout of the “terrible twos.”

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