Home & Garden2022-10-26T16:53:45-04:00


How to Condition Your Flowers

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 own beauty from just a tiny seed. What we haven’t talked about though is what to do with those flowers once they are cut.

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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 are all part of the allium family, which includes literally hundreds of the most beautiful ornamental varieties. Every flower gardener and fan of bringing the outside in should definitely consider […]

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March Flowers Bring April –

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 have said it once, I have said it a hundred times, flowers grown and cut from your garden are worth a thousand times what flown-from-afar are in terms of scent, […]

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5 Benefits of Getting Your Property Surveyed

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 Medenbach & Eggers Civil Engineering & Land Surveying, PC and serves as the Education Committee Chairman for the New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors.

Owning a home represents a huge […]

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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 cold and wet spring is that by the time we do FINALLY get to the good part, we have truly earned our rewards. And to me my gold medal comes […]

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Setting The Stage For Holiday Decor

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 just around the corner, it is likely most local families are busy designing their menus rather than seasonal aesthetics. Hors d’oeuvre and side dish debates aside, a stunning centerpiece can […]

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Discovering a Virtual American Landscape at Beatrix Farrand Gardens

Now that Memorial Day has passed, many folks in the Hudson Valley consider now to be the unofficial start of the summer season. This typically means the beginning of a season of discovery for travelers and lifelong residents alike. Warmer temperatures combined with the lush and vibrant landscapes of upstate New York help open the gateway to popular events, getaways and perhaps most prominently, the historic and scenic attractions that tuck themselves within the valley itself. Today, the seemingly ceaseless nature of change brought on […]

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