Autumn might not seem like the busiest time in a gardener’s calendar. Surely with the fading of blooms and dropping of leaves, this must be a quiet time compared to spring and summer. Actually, few things could be further from the truth. Fall is on a par with my busiest spring weeks. You’d be […]
The Stissing House Inn at the crossroads in the center of Pine Plains has been a focal point for both sustenance and celebration since 1782, operating almost continuously as an inn, tavern or restaurant since its inception. In March 2022 came a new keeper of the Inn to give a new lease of life to […]
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. While Charles Dickens may well have been talking about two cities, my tale of hope and despair is about two scents – or rather one distinct lack of scent. However, the shared moral of both our stories is that things are not always […]
I hate starting an article as a killjoy – especially when it comes to anything floral – but for this food and drink edition of Main Street Magazine before I get on to the waxing lyrical bit of how to incorporate flowers into your dining beyond those gracing the table top, a few words of […]
Over the last year of this column, I have talked a lot about growing flowers to cut and enjoy inside your home. Growing or sourcing local seasonal flowers has become the drum I like to beat (to death my husband would say!) be it for the environmental benefits and/or the emotional joy of creating your […]
If I say the words onion, garlic, and shallot, your mind might not automatically spring to images of beautiful perennial flower borders or even stunning floral arrangements. You are more likely to be picturing vegetable gardens or your kitchen counter. Allium is the Latin word for garlic, and these stalwarts of most people’s culinary repertoire […]
Flower friends it is March! We are almost there. Lighter evenings, warmer temps, maybe just maybe we will get an early spring? Either way it is definitely time to start thinking seriously about the growing season ahead and make some decisions about what we want to have flowering in our gardens this year.
If I […]
Bill Eggers currently works and lives in the Hudson Valley and has seen the spike in property sales. With this increase I hopes to provide valuable insight to homeowners on the benefits of getting their property surveyed.
His expertise stems from his experience as a licensed professional surveyor with over 40 years of experience. Bill currently works at […]
As an English native who ended up gardening in the New England entirely by mistake, my gripping about the length of the gardening season here knows no bounds. I will bore anyone with ears about it. However, the one silver lining to enduring our interminable winters here to then be slapped with an utterly miserable […]
Having a discerning eye for design and a knack for presenting artful spaces isn’t only reserved for those who spend careers dreaming up posh interiors for homes fit for Architectural Digest. Most often, it is the anticipated family get-together or a special time of year that can inspire homemade design gurus everywhere. With the holidays […]